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Governor Daugaard on July 18, 2012 (KGFX Photo)

SD Governor Approves Longer Abortion Wait in Some Cases

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill extending in some cases what is already the nation’s longest waiting period for a woman to receive an abortion. Daugaard announced that he signed the legislation on Friday. Women seeking abortions in South Dakota currently must wait three days after seeing...
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SD Legislature Passes Economic Development Plan for Large Projects

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature has passed a comprehensive bipartisan economic development plan intended to help recruit projects to the state. After a negotiating committee added $7 million to kick-start the plan, the House voted 60-6 and the Senate voted 31-2 to pass it. The measure will become law if Gov....
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SD Legislature Works on Budget at End of Session

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are working to pass a state budget as the main run of this year’s legislative session comes to an end. The budget is the biggest remaining issue facing the Legislature. The Joint Appropriations Committee hoped to finish work on the $4.1 billion spending plan by midday so...
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SD Legislature Creates Two Scholarship Programs

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Legislature has created two new scholarship programs. The Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to accept House changes to bills that will create the scholarships. The measures will become law if signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. One measure will set up a program that will award scholarships based...
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