Legislators want to ensure teachers get extra money

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE – The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Appropriations decided Monday that a letter of intent should be sent to all school districts throughout South Dakota explaining the extra 0.3 percent of state aid is meant for teacher salaries only. The appropriators agreed without a … Read Article

GOED investigations lead state government to enact further fraud protections

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau PIERRE – People applying for some positions in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development would need to pay for criminal background checks under a new requirement approved by Legislature. That change, which awaits a decision from the governor, is one of many under way … Read Article