The June 2012 Supreme Court decision confirmed healthcare reform was constitutional, but reserved for states the right to decide if they want to participate in Medicaid expansion. SD Budget & Policy Project has compiled two factsheets sharing the basic research available to help inform this South Daktoa decision
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As a state South Dakota is faced with a decision — do we wish to partner with the federal government to strengthen our state Medicaid health insurance program to cover thousands of low-income uninsured South Dakotans?
Please join us for a non-partisan … Read more
Medicaid Expansion – a South Dakota Decision
Your local hosting organization and the SD Budget & Policy Project invite you to South Dakotans Talking:
- Learn about South Dakota’s Medicaid expansion option — Who is impacted? What will it cost? How will it affect health care providers and consumers in
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How South Dakota collects and spends money should reflect its citizens’ shared values — the consensus about needed public services and how they should be financed. That belief prompted a facilitated community dialog process by the South Dakota Budget & Policy Project. Called South Dakotans … Read more
Do you want to be part of a local discussion about how our state raises tax revenue and spends it?
Have you ever wondered how the budget process actually works and how you can influence it?
YOU are invited to be part of a public forum in your area discussing the formation … Read more
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.
The SD Budget & Policy Project released the South Dakota Budget Primer - a guide to the South Dakota Budget Process at a news conference on December 2, 2012. Click here to view pdf of the Budget Primer.
The Budget Primer is a guide to understanding the components of the state budget, how it is … Read more
9-28-10 18.2 percent of South Dakota children live in poverty – New census data paints grim picture
Child poverty in South Dakota increased to 18.2 percent in 2009 from 16.4 percent in 2007. According to Census Bureau data released today, 34,671 South Dakota children are poor. The child poverty rate … Read more
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.