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Iowa Legislature Stuck On Budget

The Iowa legislature is still stuck trying to come up with a budget.

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One Senator Holding Up Budget Agreement

Final budget agreement between the US House and Senate is being held up by one Senator upset with what he calls “gimmicks.”

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Definition Of Veteran Subject of Petition

Another bill passed by this year’s legislative session may go before South Dakota voters next year.

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Study Topics Discussed

The Executive Board of the South Dakota Legislature met this week to begin setting up summer study committees.

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Foster Parents Needed in South Dakota

Culturally diverse foster parents are needed across South Dakota to keep children in their own communities and to help siblings stay together.

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Siouxland Boys and Girls Club Recognized Nationally

The Siouxland chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, which provides mentors to kids in parts of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, has won a national competition and a large cash grant.

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Nebraska Attorney General Defends State Definition of Marriage

Nebraska's Attorney General will be listening with great interest as the United States Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the issue of same-sex marriage.

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Four Lanes for Nebraska Calls for Expressway Completion

A group of business concerns wants to see Nebraska make the final push to complete the Nebraska Expressway System.

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Huether Not Talking About Future

Sioux Falls Mayor Mike Huether spent a full day last week in his hometown of Yankton, meeting with civic and school groups, giving advice on what could be done to make Yankton another “boomtown.”

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Nebraska Gas Tax Debate Continues

The 2015 session of the Nebraska legislature is entering the stretch run, with only a few weeks on the calendar.

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Another Delay For Pipeline Hearing

The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has decided that the public input session scheduled for next Monday, in Pierre, to hear comments about the construction permit certification for the South Dakota portion of the Keystone XL Pipeline will be postponed.

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University of Nebraska President Calls for Major Impact on Water Resources

University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds says the support the university receives from the state attracted him to the position.

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Iowa Lottery Considering Online Gaming

Iowa Lottery officials are monitoring states that are experimenting with the electronic sale of lottery tickets.

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Yankton Middle School to Add Art Teacher

The Yankton School Board has decided to add a full time art teacher back to the staff at the Middle School.

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Dakota State University Names New President

José-Marie Griffiths, vice president for academic affairs at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I., will become the 23rd president of Dakota State University.

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City Budget Process Begins

The Yankton City Commission has begun the initial work to put together a budget for 2016.

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Nebraska May Increase Spending

Nebraska lawmakers will get their first official look at the budget this week.

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Electric Rates Could Increase

Many electric consumers in South Dakota could see their bills go up this year.

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Senior Abuse To Be Studied

While the Executive Board of the South Dakota legislature will set up summer study committees, there is one task force that was already authorized by lawmakers in this year’s session.

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Iowa Budget Deal Close

Iowa lawmakers are still hung up on budget numbers.

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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.