News

Legislative Planning Committee Discusses Capital Outlay Fund

Legislative Planning Committee Discusses Capital Outlay Fund

Photo: WNAX

The South Dakota Legislative Planning Committee will meet Monday with the Capital Outlay Fund as the focus of discussion. Senator Billie Sutton serves on the committee and says Capital Outlay fits into the overall funding study, but he says more action should be taken to solve the funding struggle for schools.

While some argue that Capital Outlay Funds won’t solve the teacher shortage in the state, Sutton says that about 80% of the budgets go towards teacher salaries.

Sutton says the next step is to keep talking about the issue and working effectively towards finding more revenues to pay for schools.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Onward Yankton Creates Community Poll

City of Yankton SD

After 50 days, the search for Yankton’s next ‘big idea’ has hit the halfway point.

in Local

Yankton Sales Tax Continues Up

Amy Nelson 122013

Sales tax in Yankton continue their strong growth trend.

in Local

South Dakota Board of Regents Names New Executive Director

College

The South Dakota Board of Regents has named Michael Rush as their next Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer.

in Local

Iowa Lawmakers Work Ahead of Holiday

Iowa state capital 2

Iowa lawmakers got an extra early start to this Memorial Day weekend.

in Local

Nebraska Lawmakers Vote to Allow Illegal Children to Have Licences

nebraska-state-capital

State lawmakers have moved to end Nebraska's status as the only state left that denies driver's licenses to the children of illegal immigrants.