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SD Lawmakers Like Much of Governor’s Budget Plan

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota legislative leaders say they like much of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed state budget for next year. House Republican Leader David Lust of Rapid City says he’s surprised Daugaard found a way to propose 3 percent funding increases for school districts, health care providers and state employees’ paychecks. Daugaard...
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SD Governor Proposes University Tuition Freeze

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed state budget would freeze tuition next year for resident students at South Dakota’s six state universities. Daugaard told state lawmakers Tuesday that he wants to provide the universities with about $4 million to freeze tuition for the 2014-2015 school year at current levels. He also recommends...
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SD Governor Proposes Spending Boosts for Schools

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard is unveiling a proposed state budget that would use a windfall in unclaimed property receipts to send more money to schools, health care for the poor and pay raises for state employees. Daugaard’s $4.3 billion budget would bump spending in those areas by 3 percent starting in...
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Don’t Miss Out-Guns n’ Hoses/Tyler Wilcox Blood Drive on Day Two Today

PIERRE, S.D. – (DRG News) Today is Day Two of the Tyler Wilcox Memorial/Guns n’ Hoses Blood Drive.  This year is the 8th annual blood drive and it has gone from a one-day event to three-days this year.  The drive was started in 2005 after a local teen, Tyler Wilcox, died of cancer.  Tyler’s...
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