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Wind Power Tax Break Signed

Tax breaks for wind energy have been signed into law by Governor Dave Heineman.

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Medicaid Will Be Studied

It failed to overcome a filibuster this legislative session, but the sponsor of a bill to expand Medicaid in Nebraska presses on.

Enrollment Data Studied

South Dakota State University President Dr. David Chicoine says they have been looking at lots of student numbers.

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Education Study Set

An interim committee of the South Dakota legislature will again study education funding.

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High School Diploma Needed

Minnesota’s economy has done extraordinarily well compared to other states — but the biggest challenge is….

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Bill To Transform Iowa Schools

Iowa’s Governor signed a bill into law that he says will transform Iowa schools.

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Tax Relief For Nebraskans

Nebraska’s Governor has signed three tax break bills into law, calling them…

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Positive But Slower Economic Growth

The index continues to point to positive, but somewhat slower economic growth…

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Some Money To Carry Over

The State of South Dakota will wrap up the financial year in a pretty good position…..

SDSU Wraps Biggest Fund Drive

The SDSU Foundation just wrapped up the biggest fund drive in their history…

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6 hours ago in Local

SD Legislators Attempting to Deal with Trans-Gender Issues

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The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

6 hours ago in Local

SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

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The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.

15 hours ago in Local

Improvements Needed in Minnesota Child Protection Laws

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The State of Minnesota must continue to press for 24/7 response to child abuse reports in all 87 counties -

16 hours ago in Local

Iowa Auditor Finds Misspent Unemployment Funds

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A report from State Auditor Mary Mosiman finds Iowa Workforce Development paid out more than 909-thousand dollars in unemployment benefits that should not have been paid.

24 hours ago in Local

Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

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Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.