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Daugaard Signs Bill to Increase Scholarship for New Students

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a measure to increase the amount of the state’s Opportunity Scholarship for new recipients. Daugaard signed the proposal on Thursday. The measure allows incoming South Dakota students to receive up to $1,300 for their first three years of college and up to $2,600...
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Daugaard Signs Autism Therapy Coverage Compromise Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill that would mandate that certain insurance plans cover a costly but effective treatment for children with autism. Daugaard signed the measure on Thursday. The Legislature last week passed the compromise measure that would require certain insurance plans to pay for applied...
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Daugaard Signs House Bills, Still Reviewing Senate Proposals

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has eight bills left for his consideration from the 2015 legislative session’s main run. Daugaard signed a flurry of bills on Thursday, including the state budget for the year beginning on July 1. He has approved every bill that originated in the House and is now reviewing...
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Gov. Dennis Daugaard Signs $4.3 Billion State Budget Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a $4.3 billion budget that gives extra state funding increases to education, state employees and health care providers despite having less money available to spend than previously expected. Daugaard signed the budget for the upcoming fiscal year on Thursday. The Legislature voted last week to...
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