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Union Pleased With Proposed Raise

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard included a three percent pay raise for state employees in his budget proposal.

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Thune A Likely No Vote On Budget

The House of Representatives passed a compromise budget deal last week, and then headed out of Washington for the year.

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Noem Voted For Budget Deal

The US House approved a compromise two year spending deal last week, and then adjourned for the year.

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Tuition Freeze Proposed

The South Dakota Board of Regents would get extra funding from the state next year to freeze tuition for at least one year.

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Democrats To Push For Medicaid Expansion

In his budget address to the South Dakota Legislature, Governor Dennis Daugaard did not include funding for an expansion of Medicaid.

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Wayne Mattress Business Won’t Reopen After Tornado

October’s deadly tornado is permanently killing jobs in Wayne.

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Thune Won’t Support Budget Deal

Congressional republicans and democrats are lining up behind a modest but hard-won bipartisan budget agreement that seeks to replace a portion of tough spending cuts facing the Pentagon and domestic agencies.

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County Officials Meeting

Local officials from across Nebraska are in Omaha, attending the 119th annual conference of the Nebraska Association of County Officials, or NACO.

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Budget Proposal Good For Yankton Schools

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard said in his budget speech to the legislature that he would support increasing state aid to education by three percent.

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More Money For Education

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has proposed a three percent increase for the states K – 12 schools.

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Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

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Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops

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The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."

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Bill Seeks To Prevent Wage Theft

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Four Iowans who say they've been the victims of wage theft testified at the statehouse Tuesday, part of an effort by Senate Democrats to build support for a bill that would require businesses to provide employees with a written record of how they're to be paid.

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Nebraska Concerned About Possible Measles Outbreak

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Nebraska health officials express concern that a measles outbrak that began in Disneyland could spread throughout the country.

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Resolution Would Demand End To US Department Of Education

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The South Dakota House debated a resolution yesterday calling for the abolition of the US Department of Education.