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SD budget official says state budget outlook improving

December 5, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Gov. Daugaard hints that schools, medical programs could receive funds next year.

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MERCER: Rounds caught in scheme to move jet money around

November 20, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The people who run governments for us sometimes need reminders they have to follow the rules, too. That’s one of the reasons South Dakota has a state Department of Legislative Audit. Continue Reading

Governor’s budget tour hits Mitchell

January 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Gov. Dennis Daugaard does not support law changes to abolish structural deficits or place annual limits on state government spending, he said Monday.
Last week, during his budget address to the Legislature in Pierre, the new governor proposed $127 million in cuts to eliminate the state’s structural deficit. A “structural” deficit exists when a budget is balanced with money from sources such as reserves, while ongoing expenses remain greater than ongoing revenue. Continue Reading

State’s budget concerns continue

November 12, 2010 in The Daily Republic

The Legislature will need to find at least $39 million in additional general revenue to balance state government’s 2012 budget that starts next July 1, if no cuts are made, no programs are added and no pay raises are given.
Another $37 million of deficit would remain to be addressed for the 2013 budget. Continue Reading