Audio: Governor Dennis Daugaard

Audio: Gov. Daugaard Compares SD, DC Budget Practices

I have long been troubled by the federal government’s budget situation. According to the online U.S. debt clock, which uses figures from the U.S. Treasury, our national debt is currently at 19 trillion dollars, or 61,346 dollars per citizen. This crippling amount of debt is unsustainable, and it is disconcerting that future generations will pay the price.

Audio: SD Ends Budget Year With Surplus

South Dakota state government closed the 2017 budget year on June 30 marking the sixth consecutive year with a surplus, Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today.

Audio: Governor's Column -- The Direct Effects Of Financial Stewardship

As Governor of South Dakota, financial stewardship is one of my top priorities. When it comes to balancing the budget, managing the retirement system and maintaining our AAA credit ratings, I dive into the details. Although it may take time, responsible stewardship can bring financial rewards.

Audio: Governor's Column -- Matching Students with Workforce Needs

Last week, I was honored to begin a one-year term as chairman of the Western Governors Association.

Audio: Governor's Column -- SD's Presidential Independence Day

It was an eventful Fourth of July week 90 years ago when President Calvin Coolidge spent the holiday in the Black Hills. He and First Lady Grace Coolidge came to the State Game Lodge at Custer State Park that summer to escape the noise and congestion of Washington, D.C. Arriving in mid-June, they planned to stay for three weeks but enjoyed South Dakota so much they extended their stay to three months.

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