Dire outlook for internet sales tax in South Dakota may affect Mississippi

By   /  March 15, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, Economy, Federal government, Legislature, Mississippi, News, Regulations, South Dakota, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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In a possible preview for Mississippi, a South Dakota court struck down the state’s internet sales tax.

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In plea deal, EB-5 visa-investor program takes another hit

By   /  February 24, 2017  /  Accountability, Immigration, National, News, South Dakota, State Government  /  No Comments

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A guilty plea by the head of a visa-investor operation gives another black eye to the scandal-plagued EB-5 program.

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‘Rising’ lawmakers urge citizens to take action to take back their government

By   /  September 3, 2016  /  Accountability, Federal Government, Florida, News, South Dakota, State Budgets, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“They’ve horded more and more and more power and authority and took it from all of us. That’s the only way they can get,” Oliva said of congress.

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South Dakota creates tax credit scholarship for low-income families

By   /  March 25, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, South Dakota  /  No Comments

Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed South Dakota’s first private school choice program into law on Friday. The tax credit scholarship program is designed to help students from low-income families. The Partners in Education Tax Credit Program (SB 189) $2 million tax credit program and will give scholarships to students whose families earn less than 150 percent […]

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School choice bill picks up steam in South Dakota

By   /  February 12, 2016  /  Education, Education Blog, South Dakota  /  No Comments

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South Dakota is looking to make major changes to its public education system, and a Senate committee is proposing to lend a hand in funding private and parochial schools, without using state money. The Senate Education Committee voted 6-1 this week to advance a tax credit bill that would let insurance companies contribute to a scholarship […]

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Ricketts’ security costs pale in comparison to some, but not North Dakota

By   /  October 26, 2015  /  Iowa, Nebraska, News, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Gov. Pete Ricketts’ security detail is logging big time overtime following him around the world, but not all governors even have full-time protection.

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