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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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Iowa Incomes Remain Steady Despite Strengthening Economy

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Iowa Policy Project, written by Colin Gordon, finds that Iowa's wage structure is weak compared to the growing economy.

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State Climatologist Says This Winter Could be Colder

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State Climatologist, Harry Hillaker, says the winters ahead could be colder than normal.

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Fake Gun Used in Fatal Robbery

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Omaha State Senator, Burke Harr, plans to re-introduce a bill that makes using a fake weapon a felony.

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Congress Back to Work After August Break

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SD Congresswoman Kristi Noem says there are issues Congress needs to deal with this fall.

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Getting the Public Involved in SD School Funding

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The South Dakota Budget & Policy Institute will hold a number of meetings to talk about education funding and teacher pay.