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Welfare Recipients in Iowa Will Not Be Drug Tested

Democrats in the Iowa Senate have rejected a Republican call for drug testing of all Iowans who receive state welfare checks through the Family Investment Program.

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New Superintendent of Nebraska Highway Patrol

Nebraska lawmakers have confirmed Brad Rice as the next superintendent of the State Highway Patrol.

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Federal Aid to Dependent Children to Rise with Inflation

A deal has been struck and about 6,000 poor Nebraska families will receive an increase in federal aid.

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Rounds Questions Fish And Wildlife Director

During a hearing of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee,South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds questioned US Fish and Wildlife Service Director Dan Ashe about the agency’s aggressive techniques and possible intimidation toward landowners regarding land easements.

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Business Computer Hacking Subject Of Meetings

Most businesses now depend on computers and the internet for a good portion of their activity, and most of those systems will get hacked at some point.

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Rail Authority Being Considered

The Yankton County Commission held a public hearing last night (Wednesday) on the question of forming a rail authority.

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Wynot Open House to Discuss Highway Projects

An open house will be held in Wynot, Nebraska to discuss the proposed road improvements on Highway 12 and the St. Helena Spur.

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Missouri River Parks Contribute Millions to Surrounding Communities

The Missouri National Recreational River is a portion of the river that stretches 100 miles from Pickstown to Ponca and contributed more than $6 million dollars to the surrounding communities.

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Yankton County Commission Accepts Transportation Plan

The Yankton County Commission voted to accept the proposed county master transportation plan at their meeting on Tuesday.

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Women, Infants, and Children Program Changes Income Guidelines

New income guidelines means more women and children could receive assistance.

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Senator Rounds Introduces Bill to Reign in the Waters of the U.S. Rule

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds has introduced legislation to reign in the EPA.

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Rail Reconstruction Bids Considered

The South Dakota State Rail Board is taking another look at bids for reconstruction of a portion of line from Chamberlain west to Presho.

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Dry April For South Dakota

Several South Dakota towns had some of the driest Aprils on record.

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South Dakota’s Credit Rating Upgraded

A national credit rating agency has upgraded South Dakota to the highest rating it issues.

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Elder Abuse Task Force Formed

The Elder Abuse Task Force that was authorized by the 2015 South Dakota legislature is taking shape.

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No Deal On Iowa Budget

Iowa lawmakers return to Des Moines this week, with no apparent movement on the budget dispute.

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Budget Process Moving Slowly

Negotiations between republicans in the US House and Senate on 2016 budget bills could soon move to debate in both chambers.

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Water Project Could See More Money

South Dakota Congresswoman Kristi Noem was able to get almost twenty nine million dollars added to the rural water project fund.

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Death Penalty Repeal A Tough Vote

A bill that would repeal the death penalty in Nebraska passed on first round on a 30 to 13 vote, and is scheduled to come back for further debate.

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Amendments Delay Iran Nuke Vote

Republicans in the US Senate are trying to work through a number of proposed amendments to the Iran Nuclear Review Agreement.

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Iowa Lawmakers Work Ahead of Holiday

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Iowa lawmakers got an extra early start to this Memorial Day weekend.

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Nebraska Lawmakers Vote to Allow Illegal Children to Have Licences

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State lawmakers have moved to end Nebraska's status as the only state left that denies driver's licenses to the children of illegal immigrants.

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Nebraska Governor Please with Spending Plan

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts is pleased with the $8.6 billion spending plan for the next two years.

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South Dakota Senator Recognizes Air Veterans

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In honor of the Memorial Day observance, South Dakota Senator John Thune made a floor speech recognizing the air aces of American military forces.

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Increased Patrol on I-90 Memorial Day Weekend

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Law enforcement agencies in South Dakota and Minnesota will be out in full force this weekend along Interstate 90.