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  • House panel buys more time to review transportation funding

    Concerns about long-term increases in gas taxes to help pay for South Dakota's roads and bridges prompted House lawmakers on Tuesday to buy about two more weeks to examine the issue. The House State Affairs Committee unanimously killed its version of a...
  • Opponents push back against transportation funding taxes

    Members of the oil and gas industry during a House committee hearing Wednesday contested the size and longevity of tax increases included in a roughly $50 million proposal to fund roads and bridges. The House State Affairs Committee reviewed a measure...
  • No agreement yet on South Dakota Medicaid expansion

    Democrats pushing an expansion of the state's Medicaid program are working behind the scenes with the South Dakota health care industry to figure out a way to pay for it, but so far they've made little apparent progress on a deal with the Republicans...
  • Bill allowing concealed weapons at colleges moves to House

    Over the objections of some student representatives and South Dakota's Board of Regents, a legislative panel approved Thursday and sent to the full state House a proposal to allow people 21 years or older to carry a concealed weapon on the six public...
  • Daugaard appoints former Democratic lawmaker to fill vacant seat on economic development board

    Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed a former Democratic state legislator to the Board of Economic Development. Tom Jones, of Viborg, formerly represented District 17 in both the House and Senate. Daugaard says Jones previously sat on the board as a...
  • Committee approves measure to make official change from Shannon County to Oglala Lakota County

    A legislative panel has passed a resolution to change the name of Shannon County to Oglala Lakota County after voters overwhelmingly approved the new name in the November election. The House State Affairs Committee voted on Wednesday to send the...
  • Legislative committee rejects measures to repeal or limit South Dakota's death penalty

    South Dakota's death penalty should stand, state lawmakers decided for the second consecutive year, dismissing four proposals to limit capital punishment in the state. The Senate State Affairs Committee on Wednesday defeated two measures to repeal or...
  • Obamacare initiative makes headway in Republican states

    Obamacare initiative makes headway in Republican states
    President Barack Obama's plan to extend health coverage to millions of poor Americans remains highly contentious, yet it is gaining momentum among several initially reluctant states where financial pragmatism is trumping ideology. Up to a dozen states,...
  • After South Dakota tornado, governor deploys National Guard

    After South Dakota tornado, governor deploys National Guard
    The governor of South Dakota deployed 100 members of the National Guard on Wednesday night after a tornado ripped through the small town of Wessington Springs. The Red Cross is also responding, Gov. Dennis Daugaard reported on his Twitter account. The...
  • April 1, 2011 buzz: Empowering unpaid writers; attacks on abortion

     
    Most viewed: Why should writers work for no pay? In Friday's pages, Michael Walker, author of "Laurel Canyon: The Inside Story of Rock-and-Roll's Legendary Neighborhood," takes on the Huffington Post's no-pay policy by recalling the Comedy Store comedians...