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Happy Birthday – SD Budget & Policy Institute

This month marks the first anniversary of SD Budget & Policy Institutes (BPI) work in South Dakota

“WHAT – hasn’t that group been at it for years in South Dakota???”

Yup – since 2010 – but under an old title of SD Budget & Policy Project, which was a project … Read more

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SD Budget & Policy Project will be tweeting links to our research on bills and fiscal policy decisions under consideration during the SD 2013 Legislative session.

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South Dakota Budget & Policy Project receives grant funding

The Northwest Area Foundation announced Wednesday December 21, 2011 they have awarded a $175,00 grant to support the work of the South Dakota Budget & Policy Project (a project of South Dakota Voices for Children) in2012 and 2013. 

The mission of the South Dakota  Budget & Policy Project, which began … Read more

State budget and policy reflects values

It is important that the consequence of state budget decisions align with the values of South Dakota citizens

Political Science Professor Rober Burns, Vice Chair of the South Dakota Budget & Policy Project Advisory Council, wants to help South Dakotans understand and be involved with the state budgeting process.

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Discussing the Daugaard Budget Address

Joy Smolnisky, Director of SD Budget and Policy Project talks with South Dakota Public Broadcasting news producer Jackie Severin about the fiscal policy implications of Governor Daugaard’s State Budget address.   Click here for link.… Read more

Budget & Policy Project suggests analysis of revenue system

12-13-10  Sioux Falls Argus Leader article  No tax increase to boost budget – quotes South Dakota Budget & Policy Project’s suggestion that the state conduct a thorough study that addresses “what services South Dakotans expect over the long term and whether the state’s current system of taxation meets those expectations.”… Read more

Media coverage of SD Budget & Policy Project website launch; Budget Primer release

On 12-2-10 the SD Budget & Policy Project launched its website and released a state Budget Primer

The links below will take you to stories posted by the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, KELO-TV, KSFY-TV, KDLT-TV, SD Public Broadcasting and SD Public News Service. 

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SD Public Radio – Dakota Midday Looks at SD Poverty Data

Air Date: 09/21/2010   On this edition of Dakota Midday, host Paul Guggenheimer talks with Joy Smolnisky, director of the South Dakota Budget and Policy Project. She discusses new figures released by the Census Bureau that show poverty rose substantially in South Dakota.

 To listen, click here.

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No summer studies in 2010

4-20-10  Dakota Digest – SD Public Radio  To save money the Legislative Executive Board decided to not conduct summer studies in 2010. The news comes to the disappointment of many, including the director of the South Dakota Budget and Policy Project, who wanted to take a comprehensive look into the … Read more

Information and analysis on government spending and revenues

3-15-10  The South Dakota Budget & Policy Project has begun to provide information and analysis on government spending and revenues — with a focus on transparency and clarity of the budget process as she explained to KELO-TV. Read more…Read more

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