San Francisco has banned city employees from traveling to South Dakota following passage of a bill protecting religious or faith-based adoption agencies that won't place children with unmarried or same-sex couples.
A new South Dakota permit program, that supporters say will speed up gun shopping, has received federal approval.
The Gold Card Concealed Permit allows card holders to bypass a background check for every gun purchase.
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.