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Measure to Increase Lawmaker Pay Fails in State Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state Senate has voted down a measure to increase lawmaker pay to $10,000 for each regular legislative session as part of an effort to encourage more South Dakotans to run for office. The full Senate on Tuesday voted 21-11, less than the necessary two-thirds majority required to approve the...
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Izaak Walton League Backs Bill for Conservation Fund

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) A bill that would appropriate state funds to help protect and enhance wildlife habitat is supported by the South Dakota Division of the Izaak Walton League. Paul Lepisto, Regional Conservation Coordinator for the Izaak Walton League of America says the group backs House Bill 1192 and has pledged to...
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South Dakota AG Reacts to Ruling to Block Immigration Order

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley says it’s time for a “meaningful discussion” about immigration reform in Washington following a federal court ruling that blocks an executive order on immigration. A federal judge in Texas temporarily blocked executive orders Tuesday that would have shielded from deportation as many as 5...
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House Panel Moves to Allow Concealed Weapons at SD Capitol

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A legislative panel has narrowly passed a proposal that would allow people to carry concealed weapons in the South Dakota Capitol building. The House Local Government Committee voted on Tuesday for a plan that would remove the prohibition from state law. Republican Rep. Blaine Campbell says that some people who...
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