SD lawmakers strike deal to defy Noem, pass $5.8B budget

Both the House of Representatives and the Senate passed three spending bills to fund much of state government, including  6% increases for state employees, K-12 education and Medicaid providers. There are  also a number of one-time expenditures, including an additional $10 million for nursing home staff and $16 million for a land purchase for a new women’s prison.


March 11, 2022