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On November 1, 1989, gambling was officially legalized in Deadwood, South Dakota. As the casinos reopened, gamblers placed approximately $145 million in bets during the first eight months legalized gambling.…
Following stable growth over the summer months, gaming revenue in Deadwood took a fall in September. According to the Black Hills Pioneer, gaming numbers declined by nearly two percent when…
The Fall River County Commission recently approved its 2018 budget, according to the Hot Springs Star. The 2018 budget was set at $7 million. The county’s mill levy for the…
The Spearfish Planning Commission has recommended establishing a tax-increment financing district for the Jackson Boulevard redesign project, according to the Black Hills Pioneer. Funds from the TIF district would go…
Deadwood City Commissioners are currently looking into tax incentives to spark economic development in the city, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. At a recent city commission meeting, commissioners discussed the…
At the September fifth Rapid City Council meeting, Mayor Steve Allender proposed alterations to city sales tax revenue allocations, reports the Rapid City Journal. Under the proposed changes, the percentage…
The Rapid City Council approved a one percent property tax increase earlier this week, reports the Rapid City Journal. Rate increases, based on property valuation assessments that will be finalized…
Revenue and enrollment numbers have been declining for the Lead-Deadwood School District, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. The decline in revenue for the locally-funded district is largely due to a…
Mayor Steve Allender recently made his 2018 budget proposal to the Rapid City Council. The budget continues last year's priority-based budgeting, a system where the budget is based on the…
Two proposed initiated measures for 2018 are looking to increase the tobacco tax, reports KOTA News. One version increases the tax on packs of 20 cigarettes would be raised by 50 cents,…
One year after South Dakota passed the half cent sales tax to increase teacher pay, the state is seeing lower levels of open teaching positions, reports the Rapid City Journal.…
In May, slot machines in Deadwood posted increased numbers when compared to May 2016, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. According to data from the South Dakota Gaming Commission, machine and…
 In November 2015, citizens from Raritan Township in Day County petitioned for the township to repair and maintain two roads near their lands or to show why the work couldn't…
South Dakota's Obligation Recovery Center has successfully collected $1.25 million in unpaid fees and taxes, which has been given back to various state departments and agencies, reports the Rapid City…
Rapid City is taking steps to make up for reduced sales tax revenue. In a letter to the council, Mayor Steve Allender presented a hiring moratorium for all city departments.…
In February, new state revenue estimates were adopted by the state legislature when it became clear that South Dakota was looking at a $43 million shortfall.  After reviewing revenue for…
In its first year, Lawrence County collected $314,000 through the wheel tax, reports the Black Hills Pioneer. February 2017 saw the largest collection with over $36,000 collected. The large sum…
A loss in court may lead to a win for a South Dakota law at the United States Supreme Court. Senate Bill 106 was passed in 2016, instructing online businesses to collect…
Lawmakers on a state budget subcommittee believes that revenue streams for the state will be $27.8 million lower than projected in December of last year, reports KOTA News. Lawmakers are…
This February, Amazon will begin collection South Dakota sales tax, reports Keloland News. South Dakota will be the 35th state which receives sales tax revenue through Amazon sales. The new…
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