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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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SD Senate State Affairs Committee Hears Death Penalty Repeal Bill

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A bill that would repeal the death penalty in South Dakota is in front of the Senate State Affairs Committee this morning.

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Davison County Commission Rejects Permit for Wind Farm

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The Davison County Commission voted 4-1 yesterday to deny a conditional use permit for a proposed wind farm just west of Mitchell.

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Medicaid Expansion Still on Track in SD

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There isn’t much talk about Medicaid expansion in Pierre right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything moving.

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Aging SD Population will Pressure State Finances

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While much of the legislative attention is focused on giving teachers’ pay raises, another sector of public service employees may need to be next.

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SD Senator John Thune Pushing for Aggressive Senate Agenda

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US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that they may not take up many major issues this year due to the Presidential election in November.