Below you will find the latest news and information released from the State of South Dakota.
- Western Governors Adopt Gov. Daugaard’s Transportation Resolution
The Western Governors Association last week voted to approve a resolution on federal transportation introduced by Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
- Attorney General Jackley Joins Western State Attorneys General to Challenge EPA on Waters of the United States
Attorney General Marty Jackley joined with Attorneys General from twelve other states in filing a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) over the EPA’s new rule defining “Waters of the United States” under the Clean Water Act.
- Process In Place For Name Change Requests For South Dakota Driver Licenses
PIERRE, S.D. – Effective today, same-sex married couples can get their names changed on their South Dakota driver licenses.
- State Historical Society awards historic preservation grants
Historic preservation projects in Mitchell, Sioux Falls and the Spearfish vicinity recently received matching grants from the South Dakota State Historical Society.
- Economists to Share Market Outlook at Governor’s Ag Summit
Two agricultural economists will participate in a discussion panel regarding market outlooks for a variety of agricultural commodities during Session 4 of the Governor’s Agricultural Summit on Friday, July 10, from 3:15 – 4:30 p.m. in Pine Crest Rooms C and D at the Lodge in Deadwood.
- Divided United States Supreme Court Holds State Marriage Laws Prohibiting Same-sex Marriage Unconstitutional
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that a very divided United States Supreme Court has issued its decision in Obergefell, et al. v. Hodges, et al., holding that the Fourteenth Amendment requires states to issue marriage licenses between two people of the same-sex.
- Gov. Daugaard’s Statement On Same-Sex Marriage Decision
This morning, the United States Supreme Court announced its decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, holding that states must issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, and recognize same-sex marriages performed in other states.
- Attorney General’s Guidance on Same-Sex Marriage Decision
The United States Supreme Court has ordered that every State must recognize and license same-sex marriage.
- South Dakota Prepared To Issue Same Sex Marriage Licenses
In response to today’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling legalizing same sex marriage, the Department of Health has updated its electronic vital records system and is prepared to issue gender neutral licenses as of 1 p.m. today.
- Governor's Column: Those Who Have Carried The Flag
At the beginning of the Revolutionary War the individual states were not united by a national government and they lacked a symbol that could unite them.
- Fire Marshal Urges Fourth of July Fireworks Safety
PIERRE, S.D. – While there has been more rain in most of South Dakota this summer, state Fire Marshal Paul Merriman says the public still needs to be safe discharging legal fireworks this July Fourth holiday.
- Jurisdiction Over Marijuana in South Dakota and Our Reservations
The possession, distribution and manufacture of marijuana is a violation of both federal and state law.
- Divided United States Supreme Court Upholds Tax Credits Under Affordable Care Act
Attorney General Marty Jackley announced today that the United States Supreme Court issued a divided decision in King et al. v. Burwell, et.al., upholding section 36B of the Internal Revenue Code, which allows tax credits for insurance purchased on any exchange under the Act.
- Meade County Mosquito Pool First West Nile Detection Of Season
South Dakota’s first West Nile virus (WNV) detection of the season is a Meade County mosquito pool, a state health official said today.
- Fees for some driver license applications to increase July 1
PIERRE, S.D. -- South Dakotans will see an increase in driver license application fees starting July 1.