The committee on Commerce and Energy in the state Senate passed House Bill 1203 Thursday. This would allow state-chartered banks to conduct transactions with licensed businesses that distribute marijuana and industrial hemp.
President Joe Biden signed an executive order that would increase purchases of American-made products by the federal government. Senator Mike Rounds took to Twitter to express enthusiasm for the order -- with hopes that more is done to address Mandatory Country of Origin Labeling of Beef products.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the Black Hills last year the city planned for a down year in sales tax revenue. With some predictions of being down as much as 10%.Instead, the city saw a 3.08% increase in sales tax through November and an increase in monthly sales tax in 8 of the 11 recorded months.
Because of the pandemic, the airport lost its direct route to Phoenix Sky Harbor through American Airlines. Officials are also still waiting to hear if seasonal flights to San Francisco, Los Angeles and Newark will be restored.
2020 was set to be a nightmare year for distillers across the country due to COVID closures and people staying home. Several distilleries, however, were able to stay in business by manufacturing something everyone could use.
The state of Wyoming could lose more than $300 million in tax revenue per year if President-elect Joe Biden prohibits oil and gas companies from leasing federal land for drilling activity, according to a study.
Earlier this year, Governor Kristi Noem created UpSkill, a program to help those displaced by COVID-19 and looking to pursue a certificate in a high-demand field. The state’s four technical colleges offered 22 of those certificate programs. Western Dakota Technical College offered three high-demand programs: plumbing, EMT, and phlebotomy.
When spectators drive by the scene of large equipment and piles of metal and concrete, they’ll notice each time that they can see less and less into the building. Crews have put up most of the outside paneling and are finishing up the major support beams for the arena’s roof.