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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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Proposed Texting Ban Fails in SD Legislature

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) – A special committee of South Dakota lawmakers has decided to kill a proposed statewide ban on texting while driving. A negotiating committee of three senators and three representatives was unable to reach a compromise between versions of the bill passed by the House and Senate. Committee members then recommended that...
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