While some states are cashing in on tribal gaming, opponents are betting on trouble ahead. The American Gaming Association argues their latest report shows it is an industry the country should double-down on.
Former presidents and their staffs could soon see a cut in their allowance. Decades-old legislation gives them funds after their term is finished, but some folks in Washington say that’s no longer necessary.
A government-controlled company could be in need of another bailout. It’s been reported that a $6.5 billion dollar loss last quarter has the mortgage company Fannie Mae in need of some cash to the tune of $3.7 billion. A South Dakota senator says something needs to change.
There is an ongoing effort in Washington to allow American families to keep more of their money, but some say its aim is to help the wealthy. As Senators mull over legislation that would overhaul the tax code, Senator John Thune (R-SD) says there are provisions that do not go far enough in eliminating taxes, like the estate tax. Thune says the tax needs to go.
President Trump arrives Wednesday for his first trip to North Dakota as president, with all three members of the North Dakota delegation joining him on Air Force One. The topic of the day is tax reform, one of President Trump’s top priorities. Some North Dakota lawmakers say the president’s tax vision is just what their constituents need. Other experts say it could be harmful.
Filing taxes is a task individuals and businesses alike endure every year. Scott VanderWal, president of the South Dakota Farm Bureau, was in Washington this week urging lawmakers to take the tax burden off farmers like himself.
A White House steeped in controversy is still receiving questions about President Donald Trump’s tax returns. Despite promises on the campaign trail that he would release them, the president has not done so. Senator James Lankford (R-OK) says the president can reduce distractions by releasing his returns.
President Donald Trump wants nearly $1 billion to begin constructing his border wall. Lawmakers on the border are asking questions about exactly what that money will go toward. Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX) says the administration needs to justify its request.
In October Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender breathed new life into the long-delayed President's Plaza downtown development project. And the clock is ticking on whether his efforts are enough to salvage the on again off again idea.