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Yankton School Board Considers Buying RTEC Building

The Yankton School Board talked about the possibility of the district buying the RTEC building at their meeting this week.

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SD Senate Committee Kills Death Penalty Repeal Bill

THE SENATE STATE AFFAIRS COMMITTEE KILLED A BILL THAT WOULD HAVE ABOLISHED THE DEATH PENALTY IN SOUTH DAKOTA.

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SD Senate State Affairs Committee Hears Death Penalty Repeal Bill

A bill that would repeal the death penalty in South Dakota is in front of the Senate State Affairs Committee this morning.

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Davison County Commission Rejects Permit for Wind Farm

The Davison County Commission voted 4-1 yesterday to deny a conditional use permit for a proposed wind farm just west of Mitchell.

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Medicaid Expansion Still on Track in SD

There isn’t much talk about Medicaid expansion in Pierre right now, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t anything moving.

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Aging SD Population will Pressure State Finances

While much of the legislative attention is focused on giving teachers’ pay raises, another sector of public service employees may need to be next.

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SD Senator John Thune Pushing for Aggressive Senate Agenda

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said that they may not take up many major issues this year due to the Presidential election in November.

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HSBC Settles with the State of Iowa

Iowa is part of a federal and state settlement with H-S-B-C Bank over alleged issues with mortgage settlements.

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ACA Insurance Coverage Up in Nebraska

A record number of Nebraskans signed up for healthcare coverage during the federal government’s open enrollment period.

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UNL Study Finds Regional Economy Shaky

Consumer confidence is down at the beginning of the year, according to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's Bureau of Business Research.

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Prepares for Economic Drop

Uncertainty remains about the farm economy and Iowa’s future budget situation, causing Governor Terry Branstad to think over his options.

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Debate Over Hog Ownership in the Nebraska Legislature

A bill lifting the ban on meat-packers owning hogs in Nebraska passed the Unicameral...and split its rural delegation.

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Yankton School Board Gets Facility Study Update

The Yankton School Board got an update at their meeting last night on the facilities improvement study that is underway.

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Avera Sacred Heart Cardiac Rehabilitation Recertified

The Cardiac Rehabilitation and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Programs at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton were recently re certified after undergoing a peer-reviewed accreditation process.

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Yankton County Commission; Budget Reserve Fading

Both Governor Dennis Daugaard and state legislators are telling counties to “be patient” as dollars from new taxes and fees imposed last year continue to flow down to local governments.

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SD Legislators Attempting to Deal with Trans-Gender Issues

The South Dakota House last week approved HB1008, a bill that would restrict trans-gender students’ access to bathrooms in public schools, by a margin of 58 to 10.

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6 days ago

SD Legislators Get First Look at Sales Tax Bill

The bill containing the Governors funding plan for teacher pay and increased sales taxes will be up for debate in a South Dakota House committee today.

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Improvements Needed in Minnesota Child Protection Laws

The State of Minnesota must continue to press for 24/7 response to child abuse reports in all 87 counties -

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7 days ago

Iowa Auditor Finds Misspent Unemployment Funds

A report from State Auditor Mary Mosiman finds Iowa Workforce Development paid out more than 909-thousand dollars in unemployment benefits that should not have been paid.

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Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.

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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Mandated Under Proposed Iowa Law

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Carbon monoxide alarms would be mandated in some Iowa dwellings under legislation that cleared a legislative panel this week.

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Iowa House Republicans Introduce $7.3 Billion Dollar Budget

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Iowa House Republicans are proposing a state budget that will spend just over seven-point-three BILLION dollars next year.

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Iowa Universities Request $20 Million Dollars More

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The presidents of Iowa's three public universities were at the statehouse, asking legislators to boost state funding for the schools by more than 20 million dollars.

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Opposition Grows to Expanded Gambling in Nebraska

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Gambling With the Good Life has come out against three initiative petitions to expand gambling in Nebraska.

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SD Governor Dennis Daugaard Still Expects Deal on Medicaid

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard says the dialogue with federal officials over Medicaid expansion is continuing.