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Legislators Agree to 6-Cent Gas Tax Hike in Road Deal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – House and Senate lawmakers have reached a deal on a proposal to hike road and bridge funding that would in part raise South Dakota’s fuel taxes by 6 cents immediately. Negotiators from both bodies finalized the deal on Friday. It must be approved by both chambers. Negotiators outlined a proposed...
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Legislature Passes Increase in State Aid to School Districts

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has passed a 2 percent increase in state aid to school districts despite concerns that the measure shifts some costs to local property taxpayers. Lawmakers sent to Gov. Dennis Daugaard the plan on Thursday to boost the state’s per-student allocation to $4,876.76. Daugaard proposed the increase...
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Lawmakers Meeting to Negotiate Road and Bridge Funding Hike

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – House and Senate lawmakers haven’t come together on a proposal to hike road and bridge funding as the legislative session dwindles. Legislators from both bodies began meeting Thursday to finalize the proposal, but they couldn’t agree on the longevity of gas-tax increases in the plan. Versions of the measure have...
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SD Senate, House Strike Compromise on Autism Coverage Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that would mandate that certain insurance plans cover a costly but effective treatment for children with autism is headed to the governor’s desk. A group of lawmakers from both chambers ironed out a compromise Thursday that would require certain insurance plans to cover applied behavioral analysis therapy. It...
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