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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Rules Proposed For ATV’s in State Parks

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More motorized vehicles are showing up in South Dakota state parks, and the Game, Fish and Parks Department is attempting to put some rules on those.

ForSale

Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Ag Coalition Wants Smithfield Purchase Stopped

In Agriculture

Wednesday, a coalition of 17 ag groups sent a letter to administration officials opposing the sale of Smithfield Foods to…

DairyCows

Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Nebraska Dairy Group Hoping For Immigration Bill Passing

In Agriculture

Immigration reform legislation has already passed the Senate but is mired down in the House. Nebraska State Dairy Association members…

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Senate Immigration Bill Dead in House

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The immigration bill passed by the Senate now moves to the House, but South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem says it will not come up for debate.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

R CALF Leader Disappointed At Lawsuit Challenging COOL

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  R CALF officials are expressing disappointment with this week’s filing of a lawsuit by eight meat groups challenging USDA’s…

Healthcare

Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Health Centers Receive Grants

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The US Department of Health and Human Services is handing out hundreds of millions of dollars to community health centers across the country as part of the roll out of the Affordable Care Act.

Grain

Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

POET Hires Director Of Federal Affairs

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POET has named Rob Walther as their new director of Federal Affairs.  Walther’s main job is to lobby Congress on…

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Iowa Governor In Kosovo

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad is in the midst of a trip to Europe that began with the signing of a sister-state agreement with Kosovo and will end with meetings with the “decision-makers” of dozens of European companies.

pipeline

Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Pipeline Becoming Political Football

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Rayola Dougher is the Senior Economist with the American Petroleum Institute this last hurdle is turning into a political football.

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Thursday, July 11, 201307/11/2013

Nebraska Sales Tax Revenues Higher

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State tax receipts in Nebraska finished the fiscal year strong with a robust June.

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State Prison Inmate Back In Custody

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A minimum-security state prison inmate who failed to return to the minimum-security unit on the grounds of the South Dakota State Penitentiary on July 17th is back in custody.

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Trans Pacific Partnership Talks Continue

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Further Trans Pacific Partnership discussions got underway in Hawaii this week.

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Waters of the U.S. Rule Meets More Opposition

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Senate Environment and Public Works Chairman Jim Inhofe says internal memos submitted by the Army Corps of Engineers to his panel undermines the Clean Water rule.

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Agriculture Exports to Cuba Could Benefit from New Credit Legislation

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Senate Appropriators have approved legislative provisions that could ease credit restrictions on U.S. exports to Cuba.

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States Combine to Discuss Pipeline Project Concerns

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A group of 14 organizations from South and North Dakota, Iowa and Illinois met recently to outline concerns about the Dakota Access Pipeline planned to cross their states.