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Steve Emery on SD Perspective March 9, 2015

Tribal Relations Secretary Discusses Student Achievement Advisory Council

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard announced last month that he has established the Native American Student Achievement Advisory Council. The council will include a variety of stakeholders such as tribal leaders and representatives from the Indian Education Advisory Council, the South Dakota departments of Education and Tribal Relations and education groups....
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Brendan Johnson Plans to Work With Tribes in Law Firm Job

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota’s U.S. attorney leaves the job Wednesday for private practice. Brendan Johnson is opening a Sioux Falls office for the Minneapolis-based law firm Robins Kaplan LLP. He says he’ll spend about 40 percent of his time in South Dakota and the rest in Minneapolis and elsewhere nationwide where...
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SD Legislative Budget Committee Adopts Revenue Estimates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Legislature’s budget-writing committee has adopted revenue estimates for the upcoming budget cycle that are short of projections made when Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed his state budget in December. The Joint Appropriations Committee voted 13-4 along party lines to adopt recommendations from a sub-panel. That means lawmakers are looking at...
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SD Senate, House to Iron Out Differences in Autism Bill

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate and House are going to work out differences in a bill that would help ensure insurance coverage for a key treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Senators moved Wednesday to go to conference committee to iron out the differences in the measure that would mandate to certain...
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