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South Dakota Budget & Policy Project receives grant funding

The Northwest Area Foundation announced Wednesday December 21, 2011 they have awarded a $175,00 grant to support the work of the South Dakota Budget & Policy Project (a project of South Dakota Voices for Children) in2012 and 2013. 

The mission of the South Dakota  Budget & Policy Project, which began … Read more

South Dakotans Talking

Do you want to be part of a local discussion about how our state raises tax revenue and spends it? 

Have you ever wondered how the budget process actually works and how you can influence it?

YOU are invited to be part of a public forum in your area discussing … Read more

SD lawmakers to study tax exemptions

Listen to SD Public Radio Dakota Digest – May 17, 2011 – as South Dakota Budget & Policy Project Director Joy Smolnisky discusses tax expenditures with Jackelyn Severin.… Read more

State budget and policy reflects values

It is important that the consequence of state budget decisions align with the values of South Dakota citizens

Political Science Professor Rober Burns, Vice Chair of the South Dakota Budget & Policy Project Advisory Council, wants to help South Dakotans understand and be involved with the state budgeting process.

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Discussing the Daugaard Budget Address

Joy Smolnisky, Director of SD Budget and Policy Project talks with South Dakota Public Broadcasting news producer Jackie Severin about the fiscal policy implications of Governor Daugaard’s State Budget address.   Click here for link.… Read more

Budget & Policy Project suggests analysis of revenue system

12-13-10  Sioux Falls Argus Leader article  No tax increase to boost budget – quotes South Dakota Budget & Policy Project’s suggestion that the state conduct a thorough study that addresses “what services South Dakotans expect over the long term and whether the state’s current system of taxation meets those expectations.”… Read more

Media coverage of SD Budget & Policy Project website launch; Budget Primer release

On 12-2-10 the SD Budget & Policy Project launched its website and released a state Budget Primer

The links below will take you to stories posted by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, KELO-TV, KSFY-TV, KDLT-TV, SD Public Broadcasting and SD Public News Service. 

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New resource available to help understand the South Dakota budget

The SD Budget & Policy Project released the South Dakota Budget Primer – a guide to the South Dakota Budget Process at a news conference on December 2, 2012.  Click here to view pdf of the Budget Primer.

The Budget Primer is a guide to understanding the components of the … Read more

News Release – Child Poverty

9-28-10  18.2 percent of South Dakota children live in poverty – New census data paints grim picture

Child poverty in South Dakota increased to 18.2 percent in 2009 from 16.4 percent in 2007. According to Census Bureau data released today, 34,671 South Dakota children are poor. The child poverty rate … Read more

SD Public Radio – Dakota Midday Looks at SD Poverty Data

Air Date: 09/21/2010   On this edition of Dakota Midday, host Paul Guggenheimer talks with Joy Smolnisky, director of the South Dakota Budget and Policy Project. She discusses new figures released by the Census Bureau that show poverty rose substantially in South Dakota.

 To listen, click here.

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