Local

South Dakota Ends Fiscal Year in the Black

Photo: clipart.com

South Dakota Ends Fiscal Year in the Black

The State of South Dakota ended the fiscal year in the black, and was able to transfer about twenty four million dollars to the reserve fund. That now stands at over one hundred fifty eight million dollars.

That follows major budget cuts of up to ten percent in the 2011 legislative session.

Representative Susan Wismer of Britton, a member of the Appropriations Committee, says the extra dollars came at a high price.  

Wismer says there was an overreaction to the recession in 2011.

 Wismer says looking back, there were enough revenues to cover those budget gaps in 2011.

Recent Headlines

in Agriculture

NW Iowa Crops Better than Last Year, But a Record?

Fresh
corn field 1

Crop conditions showed an improvement in the western corn belt last week with weekend rains. Iowa’s soybean crop is rated…

in Agriculture

House Ag Committee Looks at Dodd Frank

Fresh
Capitol 2014 3

Wednesday, the House Agriculture Committee is scheduled to hold a public hearing on the Dodd Frank Legislation assessing the progress…

in Agriculture

U.S. Wants Canada to Drop Dairy Tariffs to be in TPP

Fresh
CA Flag

Senate Finance Committee leaders told Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer, their support for a comprehensive Trans Pacific Partnership deal hinges on…

in Agriculture

Mixed Opinions on a Record Crop in SD

Fresh
soybeans 1

South Dakota has an excellent corn and soybean crop on tap but some agronomists are skeptical production will top last…

in Agriculture

Canada Responds to TPP Call to Eliminate Dairy Protectionism

Fresh
exports

Dairy is one of the contentious issues Trans Pacific Partnership negotiators are dealing with as they meet today in Hawaii.…