Latest South Dakota state government News

140,000 people did their taxes with the free IRS direct file pilot. But program's future is unclear

Apr. 26, 2024 17:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS said Friday that more than 140,000 taxpayers filed their taxes through its new direct file pilot program and participants saved roughly $5.6 million in fees they would have otherwise spent with commercial tax preparation companies. The government pilot...

South Dakota legislator calls for inquiry into Gov. Noem's Texas dental trip and promo video

Mar. 13, 2024 18:27 PM EDT

A Democratic legislator on Wednesday called for an inquiry into South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's trip to Texas for dental work and a promotional video in which she praises the doctors for giving her "a smile I can be proud of and confident in.” State Sen. Reynold Nesiba...

South Dakota Legislature ends session but draws division over upcoming abortion rights initiative

Mar. 07, 2024 18:02 PM EST

South Dakota's Republican-led Legislature wrapped up on Thursday after about two months of work in a session that largely aligned with Gov. Kristi Noem's vision and drew division over an abortion rights ballot initiative voters could decide in November. Lawmakers sent a $7.3 billion...