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Parties Split on Changes to Building SD Fund

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A special committee in the South Dakota Legislature has passed changes to Building South Dakota’s funding formula with Republican support only. The committee included leaders from both chambers. Building South Dakota was established last year to boost the economy with grants to education, infrastructure and housing projects. It received a...
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SD Compromise Committee Sets Autism Study Guides

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota special committee of representatives and senators has agreed on parameters for a study on autism spectrum disorders. A task force would explore the issue and make policy suggestions. The study would cover insurance and treatment costs, availability of services and treatment protocols. The state’s human services and...
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SD Governor Signs New Policy on Shared Custody

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure designed to give children more time with divorced parents. The legislation has failed in the past due to disagreements between shared parenting advocates and legal experts. The new law was based on an Iowa custody law and will take...
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SD House Kills Measure Condemning Health Reform

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota House has killed a resolution to condemn the federal health care overhaul. The House and Senate approved different versions of the resolution and could not agree Wednesday to a compromise in a special committee. Representatives on Thursday voted 60-2 to accept the committee’s impasse and defeat the...
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