There is broad consensus in South Dakota that teacher salaries need to be competitive to attract and retain good teachers – but who is going to pay for it? Two options have been floated thus far to fund the increase. Some in-depth fiscal analysis and charting helps clarify the difference … Read more
Income & Poverty
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According to the latest census data[i], 36,240 South Dakota children are living below the poverty level – that is 17.7% of all South Dakota children.
Unfortunately, things have not been getting much better. Child poverty rates in … Read more
South Dakota is often touted as a low tax state. It is, for some families. Not so much for others.
What makes the difference? See the latest analysis. http://www.itep.org/pdf/whopaysreport.pdf
Family income drives the overall percentage of income paid in state and local taxes in South Dakota.
The 20% of South … Read more
Impact analysis highlights (see full report)
- One of six (17.3%) employed South Dakotans estimated to see wage increases[i]
- The majority of “affected SD workers” are adults who have completed high school or college
- One of seven (13.8%) SD children have at least one affected parent
- Two-thirds of
SD County level data – uninsured eligible for health insurance under Medicaid expansion and federal exchange subsidies
QUESTION: How many uninsured South Dakotans per county would be eligible for health insurance under Medicaid expansion and federal exchange subsidies?
SD county specific graphs – uninsured eligible for health insurance under Medicaid expansion and federal exchange subsidies
SD Budget & Policy Project analyzed Census Bureau 2010 SAHIE data to create county specific graphs illustrating how may uninsured South Dakotans are in each county and how many fall into income eligibility categories for health insurance under provisions of Medicaid Expansion and Federal exchange subsidies.
Link to data source: … Read more
QUESTION: Which counties in South Dakota have uninsured residents who would be eligible for government health insurance coverage if South Dakota expands Medicaid?
ANSWER: All of them.
American Indian and Alaska Native Poverty Rate About 50 Percent in Rapid City, S.D., and About 30 Percent in Five Other Cities, Census Bureau Reports
The poverty rate for American Indians and Alaska Natives in Rapid City, S.D. (50.9 percent) was around three times the rate in Anchorage, Alaska (16.6 … Read more
A brief look at SNAP (supplemental nutritional assistance program)
BENEFITS: The amount of benefits the household gets is called an allotment. The net monthly income of the household is multiplied by .3, and the result is subtracted from the MAXIMUM allotment for the household size to find the … Read more