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SD Senate Approves Longer Abortion Wait

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has given final legislative approval to an extension of what is already the nation’s longest waiting period for a woman to receive an abortion. Senators voted 24-9 Thursday to approve the bill, which has already been passed by the House. The measure will become law if...
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Deputy Ag Secretary Meets With SD Tribal Leaders

LOWER BRULE, S.D. (AP) — Deputy Agriculture Secretary Kathleen Merrigan says the U.S. Department of Agriculture needs to do more to try to help end the poverty for Native American people in South Dakota. Merrigan made the comment Thursday after meeting with tribal leaders on the Lower Brule Indian Reservation in South Dakota. She...
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SD Legislative Panel Looks at Revenue Prospects

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Economists who work for the South Dakota Legislature and Gov. Dennis Daugaard say state tax collections for the next budget year are expected to be about the same as was predicted when the governor proposed a state budget in December. The economists presented their revenue estimates to the Legislature’s Joint...
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SD Lawmakers Propose Economic Incentive Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota legislative leaders from both political parties have proposed a wide-ranging measure that would provide financial incentives to help recruit new large industrial projects to the state.The Republican and Democratic lawmakers say the plan would give tax refunds only to companies that would otherwise not build within South Dakota...
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