Fiscal Year

Seth Tupper of the Rapid City Journal and Dana Ferguson of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discuss the week's political news, highlighted by yesterday's annual budget address by Governor Dennis Daugaard. Described by some as "bare bones," Daugaard's budget proposes small increases for education and state employees. The governor took time Tuesday to blast Initiated Measure 22. He's recommending that legislators not fund a major part of the measure which was passed by voters last month.

Governor Dennis Daugaard joins Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to preview his FY18 budget address and the upcoming legislate session, and answer questions about Medicaid expansion, education reform, and budget shortfalls.

Governor Dennis Daugaard joins Dakota Midday to discuss the closing of fiscal year 16. The governor also talks about the state's outlook on Medicaid expansion and  improvements at the Human Services Center in Yankton. The conversation closes with the return of the 155th Engineer Company from Kuwait and the work South Dakotans are completing in the Middle East.

Dilges Recaps Governor Daugaard's Budget Address

Dec 5, 2013

On Tuesday, Governor Dennis Daugaard delivered his plan for fiscal year 2015, which includes millions of what leaders call – unexpected money. Daugaard says a portion of $136 milion dollars in one-time money needs to apply to the current fiscal year to address amendments and special appropriations. That leaves him with $118 million for the next budget.  $30 million of the one-time money comes in the form of unclaimed property.  The governor says it makes sense to use one-time dollars to pay off higher-interest bonds.

Dakota Political Junkies

Dec 4, 2013

Joining the program are Kevin Woster, reporter for KELO-TV in Rapid City, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader.  Topics include Governor Dennis Daugaard’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2015, State Representative Kathy Tyler’s call for a special session to deal with investigations centering around economic development and the federal EB-5 program, and wildfire specialist Joe Lowe’s announcement that he's a Democratic candidate for Governor.