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Growth Seen In Economic Index

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

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.

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Rounds Still Hopes For Pipeline

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he hopes the Congressional setback for the Keystone XL pipeline project doesn’t end up killing it.

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Higher Property Tax Revenue Expected In Nebraska

A report from the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board shows that taxes for the current fiscal year will be more than sixty two million dollars higher than expected.

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State Education Spending Debate Continues

State aid to education is a big issue for the South Dakota legislature.

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Iowa University Funding Debated

Iowa Legislators are raising questions about the new "performance-based" formula for directing tax dollars to the three state-supported universities.

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Bill Approved to Address Elderly Abuse

The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee approved a bill (Friday) that would set up an elder abuse task force in the state.

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Thune Offers Alternative To FCC Net Regulations

The Federal Communication Commission voted three to two to issue new rules that would attempt to regulate the operations of the internet.

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Positives Seen In New Internet rules

The Federal Communications Commission has passed new rules that seek to put some regulations on the internet.

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Loophole In Iowa’s Underage Drinking Law

For the third year in a row prosecutors are urging legislators to deal with an "oops" in Iowa's underage drinking law.

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Speed Limit Increase Clears Committee

A bill that would raise the speed limit to 75 miles an hour on many miles of interstate highways in Iowa has cleared its first hurdle in the state senate.

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Push For Constitutional Convention

Nebraska lawmakers will be asked by representatives of the “Convention of States Project” to join their effort to change portions of the U-S Constitution.

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Housing Project Discussed

A new housing development in Yankton is part of the planning process for economic development.

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Thune Opposes Net Neutrality Regulations

The Federal Communications Commission will issue new rules to regulate the internet.

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Iowa’s Gas Tax to Increase

Iowa’s gas tax is going up March 1st. Within the span of two-and-a-half hours, votes were taken in both the…

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Iowa Company Granted Drone Exemption for Precision Ag

A north-central Iowa company is the first in the Midwest and one of only three nationwide to be granted a federal exemption to use drones for precision agriculture projects.

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Nebraska Poll Finds Residents Not Afraid of Hard Work

The University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension recently completed their 19th annual Rural Poll and a portion of that includes employment statistics.

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Bill to Raise State Employee Pay In Committee

A bill that would have included state legislators in the annual pay raise for state employees was in front of the Senate Local Government Committee today.

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Pass the Pig Fundraiser Benefits Scholarships

FFA students at McCook Central High School in Salem, South Dakota have a creative way to bring home the bacon for their chapter’s scholarship fund.

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Corporate Income Tax Proposal Tabled

A bill that would have put the question of a corporate income tax dedicated to education on the 2016 election ballot was tabled in a South Dakota legislative committee last week.

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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.

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Rounds Still Hopes For Pipeline

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South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds says he hopes the Congressional setback for the Keystone XL pipeline project doesn’t end up killing it.

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Higher Property Tax Revenue Expected In Nebraska

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A report from the Nebraska Economic Forecasting Advisory Board shows that taxes for the current fiscal year will be more than sixty two million dollars higher than expected.

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State Education Spending Debate Continues

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State aid to education is a big issue for the South Dakota legislature.