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Larry Pressler
Larry Pressler. Photo byDan Peters/KSOO.

Pressler: I Want to Be a Powerful Spokesman for South Dakota

71 year-old Larry Pressler who held a Senate seat 18 years ago returns to the political scene spurred by the need for change in the political climate in Washington, D.C.

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South Dakota’s 2014 Legislature Ready to Start; Means More Pierre Politicking

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard will kick off this year's session of the South Dakota Legislature with his annual State of State speech.

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Governor Dennis Daugaard Appoints Rapid City Businessman to South Dakota Senate

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard has appointed Rapid City businessman Alan Solano to represent District 32 in the South Dakota Senate.

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Legislature to Debate Common Core Standards

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers expect to spend a lot of time during the upcoming legislative session debating the Common Core standards that establish what students should know in math and English at each grade level.

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard
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Governor Daugaard Reveals Three Audits Undertaken for GOED

In recent months, a number of news stories have been written about alleged wrongdoing by a former employee of the state economic development office.

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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie
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Good Government Breaking Bad

Bad apples can be found at the bottom of any barrel. Thus we should not be entirely shocked with the actions of officials in New Jersey.

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Potential Reduction in Contractor’s Excise Tax From State Legislature

South Dakota as a rule is a state where most citizens have an aversion to taxes. One exception to that notion is the Contractor’s Excise Tax.

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Legislative Quest for Clarification in Domestic Abuse Cases

South Dakota Senator Deb Soholt of Sioux Falls was part of a summer legislative study that took a deep look into domestic abuse and violence statutes.

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Mike Rounds
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Rounds Excoriates Regulations as Economic Constraint

Mike Rounds is on the campaign trail as one of five Republicans currently considering or actively campaigning for the U.S. Senate seat currently held by Tim Johnson.

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Unemployment Benefits Bill Clears Hurdle

WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation to renew jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed has cleared an initial Senate hurdle, but the bill's fate remains in doubt.

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