- House committee set to take up retirement system changes Updated: Feb-06-16 2:25 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - A legislative committee is set to take up a measure to create a new retirement plan for future public employees that includes a two-year increase in the normal retirement age to 67 for many new workers.
- Daugaard proposes oversight overhaul after GEAR UP scandal Updated: Feb-05-16 5:07 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Gov. Dennis Daugaard is proposing an overhaul of oversight for state government entities and outside organizations that receive grants through the state after a murder-suicide last year involving two employees of a Platte-based educational cooperative.
- Bill to allow guns in Capitol, courthouses moves forward Updated: Feb-05-16 10:00 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - A state House committee has approved a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in the South Dakota Capitol or county courthouses if they have an enhanced permit.
- Some GOP lawmakers want separate vote on Medicaid expansion Updated: Feb-04-16 7:07 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Some Republican lawmakers want to show Gov. Dennis Daugaard what the Legislature thinks of his Medicaid expansion plan.
- Court upholds South Dakota vehicular homicide conviction Updated: Feb-04-16 5:26 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The South Dakota Supreme Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of a Lake Andes man who was drunk when he drove into two federal wildlife researchers, killing them.
- State House approves industrial hemp bill; heads to Senate Updated: Feb-04-16 5:10 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - The state House of Representatives has approved a bill that would open the door to the cultivation of industrial hemp in South Dakota.
- Campus beer, wine sales measure receives committee approval Updated: Feb-04-16 4:40 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota's six public universities could see wine and beer sales on campus at sports and other special events under a plan that a legislative committee approved Thursday.
- Bill to allow concealed guns in South Dakota Capitol fails Updated: Feb-04-16 1:02 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A bill that would have allowed concealed weapon permit holders to bring guns into the South Dakota state Capitol failed in a legislative committee Thursday.
- Measure voiding transgender athlete policy passes committee Updated: Feb-03-16 3:08 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A measure that would void a high school activities association policy allowing transgender students to request to play on the athletic team of their choice is headed to the House floor after passing through a committee on Wednesday.
- The Latest: Blizzard warning through Wednesday morning Updated: Feb-02-16 4:12 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The Latest on the winter storm (all times local):
- Residents invited to design crest for USS South Dakota sub Updated: Feb-02-16 2:41 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - State officials are inviting artists of all ages to design a crest for the new U.S.S. South Dakota.
- Plan requiring drug tests for welfare faces first hearing Updated: Jan-28-16 6:06 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - A measure that would require South Dakota welfare applicants under 65 to pass drug tests before receiving food stamps or cash assistance is set to face its first legislative test.
- House votes to send student bathroom bill to state Senate Updated: Jan-27-16 9:04 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A bill limiting transgender students' bathroom and locker room usage may have a better chance of passing the state Senate than efforts last year to void an activities association policy to accommodate transgender athletes, Majority Leader Corey Brown said Wednesday.
- 'Good Samaritan' measures headed to state House floor Updated: Jan-27-16 3:37 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A state House committee approved a 'good Samaritan' measure Wednesday that would protect underage drinkers from facing some criminal penalties during medical emergencies.
- Republicans again target transgender student activity policy Updated: Jan-26-16 5:32 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Republican lawmakers are working to void a state high school activities association policy allowing transgender students to request to play on the athletic team of their choice.
- Lawmaker brings bill to make daylight saving time permanent Updated: Jan-26-16 2:00 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A Senate panel has approved a lawmaker's push to make it permanently daylight saving time in South Dakota because she's sick of changing her clocks.
- School safety plan requirement advances to Senate floor Updated: Jan-26-16 1:16 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - A measure that would require South Dakota schools to have safety plans in place for potential violent incidents such as shootings is headed to the Senate floor after passing its first legislative test Tuesday.
- Bill aims to clarify state's workers' compensation law Updated: Jan-26-16 10:28 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - A bill introduced in the South Dakota House would clarify state law on when part-time employees injured on the job should also receive workers' compensation benefits for their other part-time positions.
- House GOP leader looking for alternate teacher pay plan Updated: Jan-25-16 5:05 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Predicting that Gov. Dennis Daugaard's proposed half-cent sales tax increase to help raise teacher pay is unlikely to succeed, the state House Republican leader said he's looking for a way to boost those salaries without raising taxes.
- Jackley: Taxicab killer 'likely' to get resentencing hearing Updated: Jan-25-16 4:47 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Attorney General Marty Jackley says a South Dakota man who was 14 when he was charged with killing a taxicab driver in Pierre will likely get a new resentencing hearing.
- Panel moves to restrict renaming places such as Harney Peak Updated: Jan-22-16 4:39 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota lawmakers moved Friday to limit the power of a state board after it considered whether to recommend a new name for Harney Peak based on concerns from American Indians.
- Jackley awards Sioux Falls police, Minnehaha Sheriff grant Updated: Jan-22-16 2:10 am
PIERRE, South Dakota - Attorney General Marty Jackley says Sioux Falls police and the Minnehaha County Sheriff's Office have been awarded $5,000 to help with drug apprehension efforts.
- Legislative committees diverge on county funding plans Updated: Jan-20-16 2:23 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - South Dakota counties won approval Wednesday from a Senate committee to receive a share of alcohol tax funds, but House lawmakers shot down a more substantial plan to allow counties to impose sales taxes.
- Bond reduced for 3 of 4 suspects in alleged trooper assault Updated: Jan-20-16 6:54 am
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Bond has been reduced for three of the four suspects in the alleged assault of a South Dakota Highway Patrol trooper.
- Legislature approves changes to budgeting for transparency Updated: Jan-19-16 3:38 pm
PIERRE, South Dakota - Lawmakers have approved changes to how the Legislature sets South Dakota's budget that advocates say should give the public more opportunities to weigh in.