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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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USDA Homeownership Loans Available to SD Residents

HURON, S.D. (AP) – A federal home loan program geared to potential buyers in rural communities is now available to South Dakota residents. The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development home loan program offers 100 percent financing with no down payment required for low and lower income individuals or families at a 3.75 percent...
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Governor Daugaard at December 2, 2014 Budget Address

Daugaard Proposes $4.3 Billion State Budget

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s $4.3 billion budget plan is being held in check by modest growth in South Dakota’s economy. The Republican governor outlined his proposal Tuesday in an address to lawmakers at the state Capitol. About $50 million would be added to general fund spending this year, with roughly 2...
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Rounds Names Key Staff Members in SD, Washington

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – U.S. Sen.-Elect Mike Rounds has hired key staffers in South Dakota and Washington. They include Jeff Marlette, West River director in Rapid City; Kim Olson, central South Dakota director in Pierre; Mark Johnston, East River director in Sioux Falls; Josh Haeder, senior field manager based in Huron and Aberdeen; and...
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