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GOP Retains Control of South Dakota Utilities Panel

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – Republicans Chris Nelson and Kristie Fiegen have kept their seats on the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission, meaning that the GOP has all three seats on the panel. The 50-year-old Fiegen defeated Democratic challenger Matt McGovern for a six-year term on the commission that regulates grain warehouses and natural...
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SD Voters Reject Sales Hike for Schools, Medicaid

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters have rejected a proposal to raise the state sales tax to provide more money for schools and the Medicaid program that provides health care to low-income people. A teachers union and a health care organization collected signatures to put the proposal on the ballot after Gov....
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SD Voters Reject Plan for Grants to Big Projects

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters have rejected Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to give incentive grants to large construction projects. The Republican-controlled Legislature passed a bill last year at the governor’s urging to provide grants to companies to get them to expand or relocate to South Dakota. The state Democratic party, however,...
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South Dakota Voters Reject Teacher Merit-Pay Plan

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota voters have rejected Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s plan to give bonuses to top teachers, phase out tenure and recruit candidates for critical teaching jobs. The Legislature approved the Republican governor’s proposal earlier this year, but the state’s main teachers union, the South Dakota Education Association, collected enough signatures...
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