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$7M Tag, Safety Valve Added by Legislative Committee to SD Development Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A comprehensive bipartisan economic development plan headed to floors of the South Dakota House and Senate now contains a $7 million appropriation and a safety valve to halt spending if times are tough. A negotiating committee made the changes Thursday during the penultimate day of South Dakota’s main legislative session....
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Legislative Panel Tackles Economic Development

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A negotiating committee plans to hammer out proposed changes to a comprehensive bipartisan economic development plan on the penultimate day of South Dakota’s main legislative session. Building South Dakota would be funded on an ongoing basis by a portion of the contractors’ excise tax collected on large projects and some...
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SD Lawmakers Prepare to Pass New State Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature is working to pass a state budget before the main run of this year’s legislative session ends Friday. The Joint Appropriations Committee has delayed making amendments to the $4.1 billion budget until the panel can determine how much is available to spend for the operation of...
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ATF Head in Upper Midwest Takes Targeted Approach

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The new head of a U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives division covering four states in the Upper Midwest is taking a targeted approach to fighting gun violence. Scott Sweetow has been special agent in charge of the ATF’s St. Paul Field Division for about a month....
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