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SD Legislature Passes $4.3 Billion State Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has passed a state budget that gives extra state money to schools districts, the four technical schools and some health care facilities that serve low-income people. The Senate voted unanimously to pass the $4.3 billion spending plan. The House then approved it on a 59-10 vote...
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New SD Law Bans Adoptions at Pregnancy Centers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a new law to tweak the policy governing the state’s pregnancy help centers. The law forbids the centers from lining up adoptions. It will take effect in July. The centers are designed to provide neutral counseling to women who have sought an abortion....
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SD Governor Signs 45 Bills, Repeals Some Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed 45 bills into law. One bill he signed Friday repeals outdated policies on the sale of petroleum products. Other new laws will require the daily recitation of the pledge of allegiance in public schools and appoint a task force to study child sexual...
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SD Legislature Works to Pass State Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Legislature’s budget-writing committee has approved a plan to give extra state money to South Dakota school districts, the four technical schools and some health care facilities that care for low-income people. The Joint Appropriations Committee voted unanimously to pass the $4.3 billion state budget. The House and Senate plan...
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