Food Stamps

Argus Leader Denied Food Stamp Data By SCOTUS

Jun 24, 2019
Collection of the Supreme Court of the United States

The US Supreme Court is siding with businesses and the federal government Monday in a ruling about the public’s access to information. That ruling tells the Sioux Falls Argus Leader it can’t have data related to federal food assistance.

The paper was seeking to learn how much money goes annually to every store nationwide that participates in the government's $65 billion-a-year food assistance program, previously known as food stamps.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Governor Dennis Daugaard says increasing the sales tax on food does not pose an economic problem for South Dakotans. The governor’s plan to fund education increases the sales tax on all purchases one half of one penny.