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Healthcare Deadline Looms

The final deadline for those wishing to have health insurance coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace is this Sunday, February 15th.

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Death Penalty Repeal Bill Killed

A South Dakota legislative committee listened to two hours of often emotional testimony from people supporting and opposing the death penalty.

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Rounds Questions EPA Regulations

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds, a member of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, questioned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) plan to regulate carbon emissions at a committee hearing.

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Iowa Public Schools to Receive More Funding

A four percent increase in general funding has been voted for by the Democrats in Iowa's legislature.

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Nebraska Video Machines Could Be Taxed

A proposal to tax video gambling machines in Nebraska has made its way to the Unicameral.

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Nebraska’s Helmet Law Returned to Legislature

A bill to repeal Nebraska's motorcycle helmet law has been reintroduced in the legislature.

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South Dakota Policy on Gender Identity Debated

The South Dakota House Education Committee is dealing with a proposal that faces gender identity and high schools teens.

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Water System To Get Limited Federal Funds

The Lewis & Clark Regional Water Project found out last week that it will get just over nine million dollars…

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Housing Projects Could Use TIF Districts

Yankton Area Progressive Growth has taken the lead in developing affordable housing for expected growth in large employers in the area.

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More Skilled Workers Needed

Workforce development has been a major issue in South Dakota for some time, and a report released last year has given some experts insight into the need to increase the development of a skilled workforce.

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Nebraska Senator Visits Southern Border

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse says the southern border should be a higher priority.

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Funding Formula Change for Iowa Universities

Some are criticizing a change to the Iowa university funding formula, charging it as a political move against the University of Iowa.

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Compromise Proposed on Iowa School Start Date

Iowa Public Schools' start dates have been an issue for the Iowa legislature, but a compromise has been proposed.

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Yankton City Commission to Buy Land Adjacent to Highway 50

As part of a reconstruction plan, the Yankton City Commission has agreed to buy land by East Highway 50.

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Rounds Adjusting To New Job

South Dakota Senator Mike Rounds has been in office a little more than a month.

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Death Penalty Opponents To Introduce Bills

Opponents to the death penalty in South Dakota will present a package of bills to a Senate committee tomorrow (Wednesday).

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Move Towards Uniform Teacher Evaluations

School districts across South Dakota are moving toward uniform teacher evaluations.

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Concealed Carry Bill Passes Committee

A legislative committee approved a proposal that would allow people in South Dakota to carry a concealed pistol without a permit.

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CoOpportunity Members Have Questions

The liquidation of CoOportunity Health insurance plan has raised a lot of questions for plan participants.

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Puppy Mills Debated

The chairman of the Nebraska legislature's Agriculture Committee says he has heard the complaints...and will address the issue of so-called puppy mills this legislative session.

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Financial Report Released

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The South Dakota Bureau of Finance and Management has released the states comprehensive annual financial report for fiscal year 2014.

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Wait On For Revenue Numbers

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South Dakota lawmakers are back in Pierre today (Tuesday) to start the last nine days of the main run of the 2015 session.

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Ag Land Use Study Killed

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A bill that would have set up a committee to study the actual use of ag land in South Dakota was killed on the Senate floor.

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Report: Government Programs Helping Poor

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A new report shows that government programs have been effective in helping families with children out of poverty.

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Rustling Laws Considered

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Getting caught stealing a horse was a serious crime in the old west.