South Dakota State News RSS Feed Up-to-date links to the latest news from South Dakota State Government en-us 12/10/2016 6:42:40 AM Governor's Column: Budget Address Overview Given our current revenue situation and what other states are dealing with right now, South Dakota is fortunate not to be looking at spending cuts or freezes this year. 12/9/2016 9:00:00 AM Gov. Daugaard Names Liza Clark BFM Commissioner, Jim Terwilliger As Deputy Commissioner Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that he will appoint Liza Clark of Pierre to serve as commissioner of the Bureau of Finance and Management. 12/9/2016 1:31:00 PM Governor Asks For Flags At Half-Staff In Remembrance of John Glenn At the President?s request, Gov. Dennis Daugaard asks that all flags in the state be flown at half-staff to honor John Glenn, starting immediately, until the day of his interment. 12/9/2016 5:02:00 PM Buyer Beware of Health Insurance Phone Solicitations The South Dakota Division of Insurance warns consumers not to fall victim to high-pressure sales tactics used by telemarketers offering health insurance coverage. 12/9/2016 8:15:00 AM Circuit Court Issues Preliminary Injunction in Initiated Measure 22 Lawsuit Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that Circuit Court Judge Mark Barnett has issued a preliminary injunction in the Initiated Measure 22 lawsuit. 12/8/2016 4:02:00 PM Attorney General Jackley and 42 Other Attorneys General Reach $19.5 Million Settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that South Dakota and 42 other Attorneys General, reached a $19.5 million dollar settlement with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. 12/8/2016 1:28:00 PM Commercial Applicator Recertification Classes Start in January Recertification classes for commercial pesticide applicators start next month in South Dakota. 12/8/2016 3:25:00 PM Insurance Division, NAIC Launch Nationwide Life Insurance Policy Locator The South Dakota Division of Insurance and the National Association of Insurance Commissioners announce the availability of a life insurance policy locator. 12/8/2016 3:30:00 PM Universities Tackle Workforce Shortage Problem An estimated 33,000 new jobs are expected to be created in South Dakota between 2012 and 2022, based on state labor department projections. The state?s challenge is to supply an adequate pool of skilled workers to fill those positions. New data confirm a robust majority of students who graduate from South Dakota?s six public universities remain in state after completing a degree, but that efforts must intensify to boost graduate production going forward. 12/7/2016 4:02:00 PM New Associate Degrees Approved for Dakota State and USD The South Dakota Board of Regents has approved new associate degrees aimed at meeting identified workforce development needs. Starting next fall, two-year degrees will be available in integrated science from the University of South Dakota and in web development from Dakota State University. 12/7/2016 3:14:00 PM New Educational Options Available at University Center-Sioux Falls he South Dakota Board of Regents has approved a new certificate in web design at University Center-Sioux Falls and will also bring an existing certificate program in graphic design to the off-campus center. Both are offered through the University of South Dakota. 12/7/2016 1:41:00 PM New Postsecondary Certificate Options Available to Students New certificate programs at three South Dakota public universities offer more options to students pursuing workforce and career development opportunities. The South Dakota Board of Regents approved the academic offerings at its meeting this week in Vermillion. 12/7/2016 1:38:00 PM President Asks For Flags At Half-Staff In Remembrance Of Pearl Harbor President Obama has called for flags to be flown at half-staff from 8 a.m. until sunset on Wednesday, Dec. 7, in observance of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. 12/6/2016 5:00:00 PM 19th Annual Pie Day Scheduled for Saturday December 10th Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the 19th Annual Pie Day will be held on Saturday 12/6/2016 1:53:00 PM Attorney General Jackley Warns of Work-At-Home Scams It is that time of year when people are looking to put a little extra cash in their pockets. 12/6/2016 11:02:00 AM