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Governor Dennis Daugaard OKs Bill Boosting Lawmaker Expense Payments

PIERRE - Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a measure that increases the daily allowance South Dakota lawmakers get to cover the cost of lodging, meals and other expenses during the annual legislative sessions.

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South Dakota Lawmakers Wrangle About Priorities in Budget – Increase Their Own Budget

PIERRE - The South Dakota Legislature's budget-writing committee has recommended a $4.1 billion state budget after wrangling over whether to give more money to schools and medical facilities that treat low-income people.

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South Dakota Ranks 12th in Personal Income

PIERRE - South Dakota ranks 12th in the nation for personal income.

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South Dakota Lawmakers Prepare to Pass New State Budget

PIERRE - The South Dakota Legislature is working to pass a state budget before the main run of this year's legislative session ends Friday.

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How Budget Cuts Could Affect You

WASHINGTON - Automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect Friday are expected to touch a vast range of government services.

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South Dakota Faces Federal Cuts, Furloughs

PIERRE - Gov. Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota could lose at least $10 million in federal funding from automatic spending cuts set to take effect Friday.

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Congress and the White House still haven't settled the budget debate, bringing the "sequestration" deadline closer. Across-the-board spending cuts will result if no deal is reached.
Congress and the White House still haven't settled the budget debate, bringing the "sequestration" deadline closer. Across-the-board spending cuts will result if no deal is reached.

Countdown to Budget Cuts

The deadline for a budget deal is getting closer, and a lot of America is wondering what will happen.

Across-the-board budget cuts will affect just about everyone, and while not many people will dispute the need for budget-cutting, the way the so-called "sequestration" cuts would be made could have a huge impact

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Column: No Big Compromises? Blame Party Power

WASHINGTON - These days, it sounds like an improbable fairy tale: politicians with deeply differing visions of America setting aside disagreements to reach a grand compromise on a critical issue.

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How Automatic Budget Cuts Could Affect South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS - The White House compiled the numbers from federal agencies and its own budget office. The numbers reflect the impact of the cuts this year. Unless Congress acts by Friday, $85 billion in cuts are set to take effect from March-September.

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Sioux Falls Leaders Ponder $1.7 Million Surplus

SIOUX FALLS - City officials in Sioux Falls are debating what to do with an estimated $1.7 million surplus in the city's capital budget.

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