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Representative Julie Bartling and Senator Ryan Maher with State Legislature Listening to State of the State January 14, 2014 (KGFX Photo)

Governor Gives State of the State Address Tuesday-Area Lawmakers React to Speech Content

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Governor Dennis Daugaard Tuesday highlighted South Dakota’s successes and proposed some new ways to train people to fill jobs important to the state’s economic development–as part of the annual State of the State speech which kicks off each year’s legislative session. Daugaard said the state can be proud of...
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SD Lawmakers to Discuss Road Conditions, Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – State officials are meeting with a South Dakota legislative panel to discuss the condition of the state’s highway system and the funding used to maintain and build the roads. State Transportation Secretary Darin Bergquist and Deb Hillmer of the Division of Motor Vehicles are scheduled to give presentations Wednesday to...
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Blizzard Expected Thursday in Parts of Dakotas

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) – A strong cold front bearing down on the Dakotas is expected to bring blizzard conditions to eastern North Dakota and northeastern South Dakota. The National Weather Service has issued a blizzard warning for those regions for late Wednesday and Thursday. A blizzard watch is posted for north central North Dakota...
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SD Governor Calls for Revamping Bank Tax Laws

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota needs to revamp its bank franchise tax to reflect the complexity of modern banking operations. In his State of the State speech to kick off the 2014 session of the South Dakota Legislature, Daugaard says the laws need to be changed to calculate taxes...
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