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SD Legislature Putting Final Touches on Bills

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature is nearing the end of the main run of this year’s session. Lawmakers will spend the next three days working out differences between versions of bills passed by the House and Senate. The Joint Appropriations Committee plans to put the finishing touches on the state budget...
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SD Lawmakers Ban Abortion for Gender Selection

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Legislature has given final approval to a bill that bans abortions sought because of a fetus’s gender. The House voted 59-10 on Tuesday to accept a Senate version of the measure. It will become law if signed by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The bill would make abortions sought...
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SD Senate Tweaks Rules to Fight School Start Dates

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate passed a bill regulating the process to challenge school board decisions about the first day of school. Voters can already request a vote through a referendum against the decision on when to start the school year. The measure approved Tuesday details how many people are required...
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SD Legislature OKs Funding Shift for Veterans Home

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The Senate has granted final legislative approval for a funding shift to cover the $41.3 million construction on the state veteran’s home in Hot Springs. Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed the change in funding. The bill goes next to him for final approval. A $23.6 million federal grant and $1.3 million...
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