Small businesses say a new agreement with online retailer Amazon to collect state and local sales tax will help level the playing field.
Federal law states online retailers with no physical presence in a state are not required to collect taxes.
A lackluster fiscal outlook will make for subdued state spending during the 2017 legislative session, but Republican plans to repeal an anti-corruption initiative just approved by voters are likely to prompt a racket at the statehouse.
Circuit Judge Mark Barnett ruled Wednesday that leaving only part of the measure in effect would be inappropriate, since it was a comprehensive package. The judge has issued an order blocking the entire law from taking effect.
South Dakota Supreme Court justices have re-elected David Gilbertson to be the chief justice of the state's high court. The court announced Monday that Gilbertson would serve a fifth term in the role. He first became chief justice in 2001.