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Senate Endorses Constitutional Amendment on Taxes

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – The South Dakota Senate has endorsed a proposed constitutional amendment that would require a two-thirds vote to pass any ballot measure imposing a new tax or increasing an existing one. A two-thirds vote is already required in the Legislature to pass a new tax or increase the rate of an...
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SD Delegation Reacts to President Obama’s State of the Union Address

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) – The Democratic member of South Dakota’s congressional delegation says President Barack Obama is taking the country in the right direction, but the two Republican members say Obama’s State of the Union address did not show leadership. Democratic Sen. Tim Johnson says he likes Obama’s focus on jobs, the middle...
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23 Rural South Dakota Hospitals Receive Funding

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – Twenty-three hospitals in rural South Dakota will receive more than $278,000 in funding for projects to improve patient access, reduce medication errors, reduce hospital readmissions and improve operations. The money comes from the federal Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program. The funding amounts to each hospital range from $6,325 to $15,000....
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Signing of SB 26 February 12, 2013

SD Governor Signs Bill Deleting Offensive Terms

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill updating language in state laws referring to people with intellectual disabilities. The governor says the bill eliminates outdated and offensive references in state law such as “mental retardation” and “mentally retarded.” When the law takes effect July 1, new language will...
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