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Lawmakers Seek Missouri River Flood Prep Details From Corps

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) – Federal lawmakers from states along the Upper Missouri River are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to disclose the steps it’s taking to prepare for potential spring floods. Mountain snowpack levels in the Missouri River basin so far this season are comparable to 2011, when flooding devastated hundreds of...
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SD Senate Sustains Veto Against Deadwood Hotel Tax

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has voted to uphold the governor’s veto against an increase to Deadwood’s hotel tax. Senators on Wednesday voted 16-19 to support the bill. But the bill’s sponsor needed a two thirds vote from both chambers to override Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s decision. The bill would have allowed...
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SD Panel Disagrees on Health Reform Critique

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers have held what some call the first negotiating committee meeting to address a resolution that expresses the will of the Legislature but has no force of law. Rep. Stace Nelson of Fulton sponsored a resolution expressing the Legislature’s opposition to President Barack Obama’s health care reform law....
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SD Legislature Putting Final Touches on Bills

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is nearing the end of the main run of this year’s session. Lawmakers will spend the next three days working out differences between versions of bills passed by the House and Senate. The Joint Appropriations Committee plans to put the finishing touches on the state budget...
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