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Legislature Passes Bill to Create Debt Collection Center

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill that would create a collection center to recover debts owed to the state is headed to the governor’s desk. The measure that passed the Senate by a 19-15 vote on Friday would create the Obligation Recovery Center. The bill has been contentious throughout the session. Proponents of creating...
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Merkel Speaks on Community Service Fair in Mobridge

MOBRIDGE, SD- (DRG News) Earlier today, Dakota Radio Group spoke to Haden Merkel of the Mobridge Chamber of Commerce about the community service fair they will be holding on March 28th. Merkel gave us some of the basic details for the event.   She also talked about how community service groups can get involved...
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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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