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Lawmakers React to Governor Daugaard’s Budget Speech

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Govenor Dennis Daugaard outlined his budget plan to lawmakers with the annual budget address at the State Capitol Tuesday.  The $4.3 billion dollar proposal includes two percent increases in spending for K-12 education, technical institutes and a two percent raise for state employees.  Reaction to the Governor’s speech by...
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Buffalo

SD Bison Cooperative Gets $99,000 Federal Grant

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) – A Rapid City bison cooperative has received a roughly $99,000 federal grant to study how to get buffalo and other traditional foods on lunch tables in American Indian schools. The Rapid City Journal reports the Intertribal Bison Cooperative said Tuesday it was awarded the grant from the U.S. Agriculture...
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President Obama at Tribal Nations Summit 2012

Obama Unveils Plan to Help Young American Indians

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – President Barack Obama has unveiled an initiative to improve opportunities for American Indian youth, more than one-third of whom live in poverty. Obama’s Generation Indigenous initiative will include efforts to boost the career-readiness of American Indian children and develop them as leaders. A White House Tribal Youth Gathering is planned...
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Democrats: Daugaard Budget Doesn’t Fix Teacher Pay

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard has outlined his budget plan to lawmakers, but Democrats see one glaring omission in the $4.3 billion proposal that they’ve long called for: addressing South Dakota’s low teacher pay. Incoming Senate Minority Leader Billie Sutton of Burke said on Tuesday after Daugaard’s address that he’s disappointed the...
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