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South Dakota Congresswoman Named As House Farm Bill Conferee

South Dakota Congresswoman Named As House Farm Bill Conferee

House Speaker John Boehner has named conferees to work on the farm bill with the Senate.  South Dakota Representative Kristi Noem was named as one of the conferees and is the first South Dakota House member named to the panel since 1996. Noem says she’s pleased the House is going to conference and will work to get a five year bill passed.

Other Midwest representatives named to the conference committee include Iowa Congressman Steve King and Minnesota Representatives Collin Peterson and Tim Walz.

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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.