Grocery tax question could head to voters via Senate resolution 510 | Feb 05
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The grocery tax question has been on the table for decades in South Dakota. Now, a Senate committee has advanced a proposal to put the question to the public with finality.
A house panel is approving a bill that Governor Kristi Noem vetoed last year. The bill updates state laws covering digital currency and electronic transactions. The new version directly addresses the governor's concerns and her office now supports the legislation.
An attempt to raise the state minimum wage to $15 an hour failed in the Senate Commerce and Energy Committee. The bill would've ramped up the minimum wage in small increments each year — reaching $15 an hour by 2026.
A new CDC report shows cases of syphilis are rising nationwide — particularly in South Dakota. The data shows South Dakota has a rate of 84 cases per 100,000 people. That's the highest in the nation and more than double the second-highest state.