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South Dakota Democrats Talk Medicaid Expansion

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

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House Education Committee Repeals Foundation Funding

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

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Lots Of Lobbying On Gas Tax Proposal

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

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.

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More Money Requested For Higher Education

South Dakota legislators will again be asked to provide higher funding levels for the higher education system.

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Gas Tax Increase Could Be Costly

The leader of a group created nearly four decades ago to lobby for a smaller state government and reduced taxes say Iowa legislators will pay a price in 2016 if they support a gas tax increase in 2015.

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Motorcycle Wrecks Increase With Warmer Weather

The recent warm weather has allowed Nebraska motorcyclists to go on some rare January rides but with more two-wheelers on the roads, more accidents are being reported, some of them fatal.

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High Hopes For Prison Reform Bills

The chairman of the Nebraska Unicameral's Judiciary Committee has high hopes bills before his committee can help ease prison overcrowding by improving the odds inmates release from prison won't return.

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January Thaw To End

Our pleasant mid-winter weather is going to change back to form later this week.

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Another Pipeline Proposed

Four public meetings have been held across eastern South Dakota by backers of a proposed crude oil pipeline.

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Regional Cooperation Touted In Meeting

Regional cooperation was the theme of the “One Million Cups” meeting yesterday in Yankton.

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Human Trafficking Bills Have Congressional Support

Several bills have been passed in the U.S. House to address human trafficking.

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Iowa Unemployment Drops

The state unemployment rate in Iowa dropped in December, and a spokesperson for Iowa Workforce Development says the state is getting close to "full employment."

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Bill Seeks To Prevent Wage Theft

Four Iowans who say they've been the victims of wage theft testified at the statehouse Tuesday, part of an effort by Senate Democrats to build support for a bill that would require businesses to provide employees with a written record of how they're to be paid.

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Nebraska Concerned About Possible Measles Outbreak

Nebraska health officials express concern that a measles outbrak that began in Disneyland could spread throughout the country.

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Resolution Would Demand End To US Department Of Education

The South Dakota House debated a resolution yesterday calling for the abolition of the US Department of Education.

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River Levels Low

Levels on area rivers are very low at the moment, just weeks before the first official flood predictions of the late winter.

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Federal Balanced Budget Could Hurt South Dakota

South Dakota legislators are considering a joint resolution that would support a national constitutional convention to push for a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution.

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Raw Milk Bill Advances

The South Dakota Senate Agriculture Committee has passed a bill authorizing the sale of raw milk directly from producers to consumers.

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Iowa Has Business Growth Issues

The Iowa Business Council released its fifth annual "Competitiveness Index" at its annual meeting.

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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.

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More Money Requested For Higher Education

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South Dakota legislators will again be asked to provide higher funding levels for the higher education system.