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South Dakota’s revenue estimation process

New revenue projections adopted by SD 2014 legislature for FY14 and FY15 budgets:

$1,348,309,187—FY14 ongoing revenue estimate ($5.4 million less than Governor’s 12/3/13 budget estimate)

$1,391,836,433—FY15 ongoing revenue estimate ($1.9 million less than Governor’s 12/3/13 budget estimate) 

South Dakota’s revenue estimation process:    Budget DevelopmentHistory of South Dakota Revenue Estimates

The South Dakota budget revenue estimate Read more

Budgeting for the Future

Senate Bill 11 SD budgeting tools for mapping the future

Almost every state should adopt a much more rigorous approach to their long-term budget planning, according to a new report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. The report ranks the states on the degree to which they use Read more

Unofficial list of amendments includes Medicaid Expansion

Two amendments EXPANDING MEDICAID among list for Joint Appropriations Committee

An unofficial copy of general appropriations committee amendments has been circulating among legislators and lobbyists in Pierre  today although an official copy has yet to be released to the public. 

The 72 amendments include two that expand Medicaid in SD … Read more

Constitutional amendment to require a supermajority vote fails in SD house

According to the SD Constitution1 it now takes a simple majority of South Dakota voters to change a law or amend the constitution.   South Dakotans can make changes with a ballot measure – referring a law, initiating a new law or amending the constitution.

Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR2) … Read more

Reconsideration pending – SD constitutional supermajority amendment initially fails in the house

According to the SD Constitution1 it now takes a simple majority of South Dakota voters to change a law or amend the constitution.   South Dakotans can make changes with a ballot measure – referring a law, initiating a new law or amending the constitution.

Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR2) … Read more

SJR2 – Should South Dakota amend its constitution to require a supermajority of voters to pass tax-rate changes?

According to the SD Constitution1 it takes a majority of South Dakota voters to change a law or amend the constitution.   They can make changes with a ballot measure – referring a law, initiating a new law or amending the constitution.

Senate Joint Resolution 2 (SJR2) proposes a state … Read more

What are ballot questions?

Ballot measures or ballot propositions are proposals to enact new laws or constitutional amendments that are placed on the ballot for approval or rejection by the electorate.  There are several different kinds of ballot measures.1

An initiative is a proposal of a new law or constitutional amendment that is … Read more

Fact Sheets for “South Dakotans Talking”

Links to Fact Sheets used in “South Dakotans Talking”

Budget Process

Revenue

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K-12 Education

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Report documents outcome of “South Dakotans Talking” discussions

Listening to South Dakotans Talking

How South Dakota collects and spends money should reflect its citizens’ shared values — the consensus about needed public services and how they should be financed. That belief prompted a facilitated community dialog process by the South Dakota Budget & Policy Project. Called South Dakotans … Read more

Amendment proposals for FY13 budget

Joint Appropriations Committee shares full amendment packet with public via Internet

Repeating their practice of last year, the Joint Appropriations Committee has published on its internet site the Proposed Amendments to the General Appropriations Bill for FY13 (SB197).    The Legislative Research Council posted the full list of amendments as well … Read more

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