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Noem wants four percent increase to go toward teachers salaries | Dec 11


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Governor Kristi Noem wants to make sure her proposed increases in education funding go toward teacher salaries. The Republican governor says she's working with the head of the education department to change that.

The governor's proposed fiscal year 2025 budget includes four percent cost of living adjustments for state employees, education and nursing home providers. Advocates for each of those industries — known as the the Big Three — are applauding the starting point.

State agricultural leaders form a coalition in defense of ag business developments — including carbon capture and sequestration pipelines. This comes as Summit Carbon Solutions continues to work with the state on their pipeline application.

The City of Sioux Falls commissioned an update to Augustana's 2021 comprehensive housing need assessment. Among the needs reported were housing deficits for both renters and owners.

The state's technical colleges are looking to grow and maintain access for everyone. How does the Board of Technical Education see that playing out in the next half-decade and beyond?

The Governor's Office of Economic Development awards more than $8.3 million in Community Development Block Grants. These grants provide funding to various projects across the state.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."