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SD Senate Approves Boost in Expenses for Lawmakers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has approved an increase in the daily allowance state lawmakers get to cover the cost of lodging, meals and other expenses during the annual legislative sessions. Senators voted 18-15 to pass a bill increasing the current expense payment of $110 a day to $123 a day....
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Economic Development Plan Survives Split Attempt

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A comprehensive bipartisan economic development fund plan aimed at helping to recruit projects to South Dakota has survived an attempt by a Republican lawmaker to split the bill in five parts. Rep. Stace Nelson of Fulton argued that the measure is full of pork and covers too many unrelated topics...
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House Defeats Constitutional Amendment on Taxes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House has defeated a proposed constitutional amendment that would require a two-thirds vote to pass any ballot measure imposing a new tax or increasing an existing one. Representatives defeated the bill by a 35-34 vote Tuesday and resisted an attempt to reconsider its passage later in the...
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SD Senate Approves Extra $6 Million for Schools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate has approved a measure that would spend more than $6 million to provide a one-time boost in state aid to school districts and technical schools. Senators voted unanimously to pass the bill, which now goes to the House for its consideration. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has recommended...
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