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Medicaid Expansion Still On Agenda

The question of expanding Medicaid health coverage will be in front of South Dakota lawmakers in the final weeks of this year’s session.

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Hunhoff: Blue Ribbon Committee Not Needed

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard has proposed an extensive study of the school funding system in the state, with the blue ribbon panel delivering a report to next years legislature.

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South Dakota Agencies Owed Money

South Dakota legislators heard a presentation last week about the amount of money outstanding to state agencies, and some plans to collect it.

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Yankton Boys And Girls Club Asks For Financial Help

The Boys & Girls Club of Yankton is moving ahead with plans to build a new facility adjacent to the Yankton Middle School.

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Blue Ribbon Education Committee To Be Formed

As part of the ongoing debate over school funding, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard announced he will set up a “Blue Ribbon Task Force on Education Funding.”

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Iowa Colleges Threatened by State Universities

The leaders of Iowa's private colleges and universities say the stability of the state's higher education "eco-system" is threatened by the proposed "performance-based" funding formula.

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Nebraska Economy Struggling

Nebraska appears poised for strong economic growth this year with one factor possibly holding the state economy back.

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Speed Camera Did Not Violate Due Process Amendment

The Iowa Supreme Court has upheld a lower court ruling that speed camera ticket issued by Sioux City did not violate the constitutional rights of a Sioux Center man

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Superbug Displays Antibiotic Resistance

A "superbug" outbreak at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center has claimed two lives, sickened seven people and another 179 patients were potentially exposed.

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No Gas Tax Increase For Nebraska

While most of the states in the region are looking at increasing their gas taxes to help pay for road funding, Nebraska will not join that parade.

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Yankton Receives Grant To Build Trail

The City of Yankton will get a four hundred thousand dollar grant from the state Department of Transportation to help build another stretch of trail on the northwest side of town.

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Transportation Bill Set For Debate

One of the big transportation bills will be up for debate again in the House State Affairs Committee.

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Medicaid Expansion Not Dead Yet

While one of the bills that would have expanded Medicaid coverage in South Dakota was tabled in committee last week, the effort is not over.

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Blizzard Of Bills To Be Considered

While most South Dakota legislative committees have been busy, passing or killing numerous bills, members of the Appropriations Committee are getting ready for a late blizzard of bills.

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Mental Health Facilities To Close

A union leader says employees at the state-run Mental Health Institutes in Clarinda and Mount Pleasant Iowa have been told lay-off notices are going out soon and the facilities will close a few weeks before the current state budgeting year ends on June 30th.

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Gas Tax Barely Advances

A bit of drama at the Iowa statehouse as a bill that would raise the state's gas tax by a dime a gallon cleared a key House committee on a 13-to-12 vote.

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Legislation Targets Puppy Mills

Nebraska lawmakers are looking at legislation that would help shut down and prosecute operators of puppy mills.

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Wait On For Same Sex Marriage Ruling

A federal judge is weighing arguments made by seven same-sex couples that Nebraska's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

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Debate Continues Over Medicaid

The South Dakota Senate Appropriations Committee today (Friday) debated a bill that would call for expanded Medicaid coverage in the state.

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Youth Without Access to Dental Care Receiving It For Free

Children across South Dakota are receiving free dental care through efforts by United Way and Delta Dental.

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Search On For Workers

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The main mission of Yankton Area Progressive Growth over the years was to recruit new businesses to move and bring jobs to the area.

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Yankton County Treasurer Resigns

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Long time Yankton County Treasurer Pam Marchand will be stepping down.

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Flooding Risk Low

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With dry conditions holding over from last fall, and very little snow pack, the flood outlook for eastern South Dakota is very low.

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February Cold and Snowy in Iowa

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Iowa State Climatologist Harry Hillaker says February will goes into the record books in the top ten in both cold and snow.

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Improvements Expected In Iowa Economy

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Most of the CEOs of Iowa's largest companies are expecting improved sales and steady or slightly higher employment levels over the next six months.