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SD Panel Kills Bill Easing Video Lottery Reliance

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A bill intended to wean South Dakota government off video lottery revenue has failed to pass the House Taxation Committee. The panel voted 9-4 to kill the measure. It would essentially have created an endowment fund for the state over the next 10 to 20 years. Supporters of the measure...
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SD Lawmaker’s Food Sales Tax Bill Fails Again

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A retiring South Dakota legislator has lost an eight-year fight for a measure to remove the sales tax on food. The House Taxation Committee voted 9-4 to kill the bill. Democratic Rep. Marc Feinstein of Sioux Falls says he’s worked to remove the sales tax on food during all four...
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SD Lawmakers Reject Abortion Ban for Down Syndrome

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A South Dakota legislative panel has rejected a measure that would have prohibited abortions sought because a fetus has been diagnosed with Down syndrome. The House Health and Human Services Committee rejected the bill after lawmakers said it could jeopardize the state’s legal defense of other abortion restrictions passed in...
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Update on Wells Avenue Water Main Break

PIERRE, S.D. Р(DRG News) The City of Pierre says that a watermain break reported near the intersection of Wells and Harrison Avenues appears to be on the south side of Wells-just west of Fresh Start at the Car Wash.  Lynn Patton with the City of Pierre says the Car Wash and the Laundromat...
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