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New Party Chair Needed for SD Democrats

New Party Chair Needed for SD Democrats

South Dakota democrats are looking for a new party chairman after former Chair Ben Nesselhuf left to manage an Iowa Congressional campaign. They are also looking for possible candidates for the US House and Governor’s race next year. They have one Senate candidate in Rick Weiland. House Minority Leader Bernie Hunhoff of Yankton, one of the most visible democrats, says while they may not have a lot of legislators or candidates right now, they are still able to move their ideas……

Hunhoff says democrats are at a big disadvantage compared to republicans……

Hunhoff says they have good potential candidates for statewide offices, but isn’t sure at this point if they will run……

Hunhoff says democrats will meet this weekend in Burke to talk issues and possible candidates.

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South Dakota Democrats Talk Medicaid Expansion

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Medicaid expansion continues to be on the South Dakota legislative agenda.

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House Education Committee Repeals Foundation Funding

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The South Dakota House Education Committee voted to repeal the foundation funding legislation.

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Lots Of Lobbying On Gas Tax Proposal

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One Iowa State Senator says the lobbying has been intense as the legislature prepares to take up a proposal to increase the state gas tax.

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Sioux Falls Flood Map Discussed

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South Dakota’s Congressional delegation met with the Federal Emergency Management Agency this week to talk about new flood maps for the City of Sioux Falls.