Senator John Thune

Thune to Head First Committee Hearing as Chairman

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen. John Thune’s first hearing as chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee will tackle the open Internet, or so-called “net neutrality.” The Wednesday hearing will feature testimony from South Dakotan Tom Simmons, senior vice president of public policy for Midcontinent Communications. It’s also an opportunity for...
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Legislator Forms Group to Gather Early Support for Jeb Bush

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota state representative has formed a group backing potential presidential candidate Jeb Bush. Rep. Steve Westra, R-Sioux Falls, says he formed South Dakotans for Jeb Bush to show a “signal of support” for the potential candidate. Bush announced in December of 2014 that he was creating a...
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Senate Panel Approves Military Spouse Weapon Permit Measure

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A state Senate panel has advanced a proposal that would allow active military members’ spouses to get a South Dakota concealed weapon permit. The Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday approved Attorney General Marty Jackley’s measure and sent it to the Senate floor. Jackley says the proposal would help spouses of...
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Governor Dennis Daugaard

Daugaard Overrides Grant Recommendation; Union Leader Upset

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – A labor union leader is upset with Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s decision to award workforce development dollars to the Associated General Contractors of South Dakota. AFL-CIO President Mark Anderson tells the Argus Leader the AGC is part of the problem of lower pay for construction workers in South Dakota. And...
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