Pheasant Habitat Work Group Has Its First Meeting

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) The members of the South Dakota Pheasant Habitat Work Group gathered for their initial meeting last week in Pierre.  The 13-member group is made up of members selected by Governor Dennis Daugaard after last December’s Pheasant Habitat Summit.  The task force is made up of sportsmen, landowners, lawmakers, government...
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SD Panel Kills Texting and Driving Ban, One Remains

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota battle between two proposed texting while driving bans has come to an end. The House Transportation Committee voted 8-4 Thursday to defeat the Senate version of the ban. It would have made texting while driving a petty offense with a $100 fine. Supporters of the measure say...
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SD Governor Still Hopes for Medicaid Waiver

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he still hopes federal officials will eventually decide to let the state expand its Medicaid program in a way that would provide medical services to fewer people than envisioned in the federal health overhaul law. Federal officials indicated in a phone call this week that they...
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SD Senate Passes Gambling Expansion on to Voters

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has passed a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Deadwood casinos to offer roulette, keno and craps. Senators on Wednesday voted 25-10 to support the measure. South Dakota voters will choose whether to authorize the change to the constitution in the November general election. Opponents of...
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