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South Dakota House of Representatives February 19, 2015

Governor to Sign Bill Authorizing New Games for Deadwood

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Deadwood gambling advocates are claiming victory in their year-long push to allow three new games in the historic outlaw town. The state House on Thursday voted 46-22 to approve the proposal to allow keno, craps and roulette in the historic mining town. Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s spokeswoman says he will sign...
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Property Tax Assessments Approaching

MOBRIDGE, SD- (DRG News) Earlier today, we spoke to Debbie Kahl, Director of Equalization for the Walworth County Department of Equalization, about the property tax assessments that are approaching. She talked about what it will mean for citizens in the community.   Kahl also talked about the process that goes into these assessments.  
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SD House Defeats Plan Requiring Parental Consent for Tanning

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A proposal that would have required parental consent for minors to use indoor tanning beds at salons has died in the state Legislature. The state House voted Wednesday 40-29 against the plan, which faced opposition in part because it would have put more burdens on small businesses. Republican Rep. Scott...
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State House Votes Down Unilateral No-Fault Divorce Proposal

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The state House has shot down a proposal that would have allowed unilateral no-fault divorce in South Dakota. The House voted 44-25 against the plan, which advocates have said would make it easier for domestic violence victims to escape abusive marriages. Democratic Rep. Ray Ring of Vermillion says his measure...
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