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Committee Meets

The Government Operations and Audit Committee of the South Dakota legislature meets today in Pierre.

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Former South Dakota Secretary of State Dies

Former South Dakota Secretary of State Alice Kundert died yesterday in Mobridge.

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State Prison Inmate Still Missing

A search is still underway for a missing state prison inmate Richard Beckwith.

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Veterans Home Topic Of Special Session

South Dakota legislators will be asked to approve up to ten million dollars in additional state funding for construction of a new veterans home in Hot Springs.

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More High School Students On The Way

New projections show that the number of high school students in the state will start increasing in the next few years.

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Iowa Legislative Session Ended In Compromise

Iowa schools will see more money and more rules following this year’s legislative session.

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Noem Questions Surveillance Programs

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem said it appears these programs are part of a disturbing pattern

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Governors Race Wide Open

A long-time Iowa Democratic operative says Tom Vilsack’s decision to remain as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture rather than run for governor in 2014 opens the door for other Democrats who’ve been thinking about the race.

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Hospital Topic Of Special Session

South Dakota legislators will be asked to approve additional state funding for a new veterans nursing home in Hot Springs.

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No Decision On Nuclear Plant

Iowa’s largest utility company has completed its nuclear feasibility study.

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Growth Seen In Economic Index

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The Creighton University Mid-America Business Conditions Index for February, a leading economic indicator for a nine-state region stretching from North Dakota to Arkansas, increased from January’s reading.

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Iowa Legislators Move to Budget And Education Issues

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With the debate over increasing the gas tax out of the way, Iowa legislators now can focus on the budget, and settling on education funding.

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Rounds Still Hopes For Pipeline

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South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he hopes the Congressional setback for the Keystone XL pipeline project doesn’t end up killing it.

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Higher Property Tax Revenue Expected In Nebraska

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A report from the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board shows that taxes for the current fiscal year will be more than sixty two million dollars higher than expected.

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State Education Spending Debate Continues

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State aid to education is a big issue for the South Dakota legislature.