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Criticism Of ACA Builds

The focus on the Affordable Care Act continues to sharpen on Capitol Hill as more problems pop up.

Bills Will Deal With Ag Property Tax

At least two bills dealing with ag land property tax assessments will find their way to the 2014 South Dakota legislature.

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City Approves First Water Plant Contract

The Yankton City Commission this week approved the first contract connected to the design and construction of a new water treatment plant.

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Conservation Plan Being Developed

The US Fish and Wildlife Service is working through the comments for the proposed Niobrara Confluence and Ponca Bluffs Conservation Areas.

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Medicaid Expansion Still Under Consideration

The South Dakota Legislatures Planning Committee took some time during their meeting this week to again talk about the possible expansion of Medicaid.

More Affordable Housing Options

More affordable housing options may be coming to Yankton.

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SD Medicaid Expansion Still on Hold

A SD legislative committee again heard testimony about the state expanding Medicaid.

Yankton City Commission Donates $25 Thousand Dollars to Mead Building Project

The Yankton City Commission agreed to donate $25 thousand dollars to the Mead Building Project.

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Iowa Insurance Division Talking Healthcare Reform

The Iowa Insurance Division is holding meetings to help people understand the insurance changes coming from the Affordable Care Act.

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Sioux City Murder with SD Connection

The body of a Sioux City man was found in a ditch near Canton Sunday Morning. Sioux City police are investigating as a murder.

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The City of Yankton’s Sales Taxes Have Turned Around

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After some errors by the state revenue department, the sales taxes for Yankton are looking much better.

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Wanted: Marina Operator

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The current lease for the operation of the marina at the Lewis and Clark State Recreation Area is set to expire at the end of this year, and the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks is looking for someone interested in taking over.

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Transportation Bill Is Short Term Fix

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Before adjourning earlier this month, Congress passed another short term transportation bill. That bill continues the bulk of funding for highway construction projects across the country, but only until next spring.

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District 40 Candidates Debate

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The two candidates for the District 40 Senate seat in the Nebraska Unicameral debated this week in Hartington.

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Raise For Social Security Recipients

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Folks on Social Security will see a one point seven percent increase in their benefits starting on January first.