Tax Reform

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... January 3, 2018 Show 248 Hour 1

All eyes are on the economy as Americans endeavor to figure out how tax reform impacts their bank accounts. But when the top story of the day is the economy, how do South Dakotans make sense of it all?
Dr. Robert Wright is the Nef Political Chair of Political Economy at Augustana University

In The Moment ... December 19, 2017 Show 243 Hour 2

Congresswoman Kristi Noem joins In the Moment for an update on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. We discuss changes in the child tax credit, how the bill stands to impact South Dakota farmers and business owners, and what adjustments need to be made in the future to the sweeping policy.

In The Moment ... December 13, 2017 Show 239 Hour 2 

Dakota Political Junkies Jon Hunter and Jonathan Ellis join In the Moment host Lori Walsh to discuss the week's top political headlines. We talk about U.S. Senator John Thune's call for character in Washington, Governor Dennis Duagaard's letter to the Des Moines Register defending Wall Drug and South Dakota's tax structure, and more.

In The Moment ... December 11, 2017 Show 237 Hour 1 

How does tax reform stand to impact graduate students in South Dakota? Dr. Ranjit Koodali is Dean of the Graduate School at the University of South Dakota.

He recently returned from the annual meeting of the Council of Graduate Schools.

In The Moment ... December 7, 2017 Show 235 Hour 1 

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard joins In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a conversation about the FY19 budget address and what's ahead for South Dakota.

South Dakota’s chief executive says he’s concerned by the rhetoric surrounding federal tax reform.

Meanwhile, Congressional Republicans are pushing forward. Congresswoman Kristi Noem says they hope a conference report on tax reform will drop in the coming weeks.

Both Senator John Thune and Congresswoman Kristi Noem are on the conference committee where they will hash out the differences between each chamber, and send that bill back for a vote.

Noem says she hopes the tax reform proposal is signed before Christmas.

In The Moment ... December 6, 2017 Show 234 Hour 1 

U.S. Senator John Thune joins In the Moment for an update on tax reform efforts in Washington. We discuss strategy, the potential impact of tax cuts on 2018 Farm Bill negotiations, and what the Senator believes are inaccurate media characterizations of the GOP plan.

In The Moment ... December 5, 2017 Show 233 Hour 1 

Doug Sombke was reelected to serve as President of South Dakota Farmers Union during the organization's 102nd State Convention in Huron recently.

He joins us with highlights from the convention, including thoughts on tax reform, the estate tax, and health insurance for rural South Dakotans.

In The Moment ... December 4, 2017 Show 232 Hour 1 

Democratic candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives Tim Bjorkman joins In the Moment to share his thoughts about the GOP tax reform package. Click here for more on Bjorkman's thoughts on tax reform.

In The Moment ... November 15, 2017 Show 221 Hour 1

As South Dakotans watch the jousting in Congress over tax reform, many are asking the age-old question: What's in it for me? How do South Dakotans fare in the new proposal? Joy Smolnisky is with the South Dakota Budget and Policy Institute.

Thune Optimistic Tax Reform Will Spur Economy Forward

Nov 14, 2017

South Dakota US Senator John Thune hopes the Senate Republican tax reform proposal will make it out of the finance committee by the end of this week.

Republicans in both the US House and Senate are leading the charge in overhauling the country’s tax code. They say it’s the largest overhaul in 30 years.

Others aren’t convinced it will help the economy.

Congressional Republicans maintain that growth in the economy brought about as a result of these tax cuts will make up for any lost revenue.

In The Moment ... October 31, 2017 Show 210 Hour 2

Congressional Republicans want to make one of the largest overhauls of the federal tax law in decades. The estate tax is on the chopping block. SDPB’s Lee Strubinger joins us to unpack how the debate is playing out in the state.

The Federal estate tax has been around since 1916.

U.S. Senator Mike Rounds is one of 24 cosponsors of a bill designed to stabilize the Affordable Care Act marketplaces.

The bill is known as the Alexander/Murray legislation. The current proposal reinstates Cost-Sharing Reduction payments to insurance companies for the next two years. President Trump announced last week that the Administration would stop making the monthly installments.

Rounds says Congress has to stabilize Obamacare, while transitioning away from it.

In the Moment ... Taxes in South Dakota

Jul 5, 2017

In the Moment ... July 5, 2017 Show 127 Hour 2

More than 62 percent of South Dakota’s general fund comes from sales and use tax revenue. When those projections fall short, lawmakers must make emergency adjustments when crafting the state's budget. Kim Rueben is a senior fellow in the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center at the Urban Institute. She directs the State and Local Finance initiative. She joins us to talk about the state's tax policy.

In the Moment ... SD Lt. Gov. Matt Michels

Jul 5, 2017

In the Moment ... July 05, 2017 Show 127 Hour 1

As we greet July, we roll into a new fiscal year in the state. Joining us today for a conversation about taxes and budgets, we welcome South Dakota's Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels. Find details about the state’s budget here:

Erik Helland is President & Owner of Landscape Garden Centers in Sioux Falls. He joins us today to take your questions about gardening and growing in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... June 22, 2017 Show 120 Hour 2