South Dakota Lawmakers Hear Governor Dennis Daugaard's Budget Address December 3, 2013 (KGFX Photo)

SD Lawmakers Hope to Avoid Partisan Fights in 2014

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers cooperated last year to pass measures revamping the state’s criminal justice system and its economic development programs. Republican and Democratic leaders hope they can once again avoid, or at least limit, bitter partisan fights in the legislative session that begins Tuesday. House Democratic Leader Bernie Hunhoff says...
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How to Spend $100M Among Tasks for SD Lawmakers

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota lawmakers gathering in Pierre Tuesday for the new session expect to spend a lot of time examining the complex state budget the governor proposed. Gov. Dennis Daugaard wants to use a $70 million windfall in unclaimed property payments to give 3 percent increases in school aid, payments to...
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Hughes and Stanley County Democrats to Meet Tonight

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Representative Kathy Tyler of Big Stone City will speak to the Hughes and Stanley County Democrats this evening at the group’s meeting.  The organization will gather at the Longbranch Restaurant in Pierre and tonight’s meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.  In addition to hearing from Representative Tyler, the group will...
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Several Products Already Licensed for Sale to Mark State’s 125th Anniversary of Statehood

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Fourteen products have been licensed by five different companies for this year’s 125th anniversary of South Dakota’s statehood-according to figures released last week.  A commission appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard met Friday to approve a final report for the Governor which includes ideas for celebrating the state’s 125th birthday...
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