Senate Kills Bill Allowing Sergeants-at-Arms to Carry Guns

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota state Senate has voted to kill a bill allowing sergeants-at-arms to carry concealed weapons in the state Capitol. The Senate voted 34-1 on Tuesday to table the bill. Republican Sen. Brock Greenfield had been pushing for the bill. Greenfield said Tuesday he requested the bill be tabled...
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Daugaard Signs Companion Bill to Balanced Budget Resolution

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure that would limit the authority of a constitutional convention delegate from the state. Daugaard signed the bill on Tuesday that serves as a companion measure to a proposal that calls for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to require a...
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New Enrollment Period for Artists Hoping to Teach in Schools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Arts Council says it has created a new enrollment period for artists interested in working at schools and with nonprofits. The Council says artists wanting to apply for the Artists in Schools and Communities program now have until April 15 in the spring to apply. The program...
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House Committee Set to Take Up Youth Minimum Wage Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state House committee is expected to take up a proposal to exempt youth from the minimum wage hike to $8.50 that voters approved in November. The House Commerce and Energy Committee on Wednesday is scheduled to review the plan, which would carve out a $7.50 youth minimum wage. Republican...
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