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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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Rustling Laws Considered

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Getting caught stealing a horse was a serious crime in the old west.

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Dyed Fuel Tax Discussed

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The Iowa D-O-T estimates the state could collect about 40-million dollars a year from farmers and construction companies if the tax exemption for so-called "red dye" fuel was lifted -- and a few lawmakers are questioning why that tax advantage is being maintained.

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Cold Weather Delays Cranes

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Every year the Sandhill Cranes make a stop in central Nebraska on their migration north.

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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.