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Mandating Autism Coverage Could Increase Insurance Rates

Mandating health insurance companies to provide coverage for IBIS-- intensive behavioral intervention services--for South Dakota children with autism could increase costs 50 cents to $2.50 per insured person per month.

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Political Whispers: Duagaard Not in Favor of Repeal of Minimum Wage Measure This Session

Is the Republican S.D. Legislature & newly re-elected Gov. Dennis Daugaard planning to repeal the increase in the minimum wage or its cost of living increase?

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Democrats Unveil New Trove of EB-5 Documents to Committee

PIERRE, S.D. -- Democrats presented a thick black binder of what they say is new evidence in the ongoing EB-5 scandal Wednesday at the South Dakota Legislature’s Government Operations Committee.

 

For the last 10 months, the EB-5 visa foreign investment program’s administration under the Mike Rounds’ and Dennis Daugaard’s governorships has been under various state and federal investigations.

 

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Rounds Releases EB-5 Answers to GOAC

Former South Dakota governor Mike Rounds has publicly released his answers to the state Legislature’s Government Operations and Audit Committee concerning the EB-5 matter and the failure of the Northern Beef Processors plant in Aberdeen

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NBP/NPN POLL: South Dakotans Support Minimum Wage Hike, Likely to Vote GOP in Legislative Races

South Dakotans support an initiated measure that would the state raise minimum wage, according to a new poll released by Nielson Brothers Polling and Northern Plains News.

The poll also asked voters if they were going to vote for the Republican or Democrat in this state legislative district—with the Republicans winning, but by less than 6 percent

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VPU Is Live From Pierre!

Chancellor Rick Knobe and Todd Epp are broadcasting live from the Governor's Large Conference Room from the Capital in Pierre from 4-7 p.m. today. It is also Sioux Falls Day at the Legislature.

Our guests:

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Partisan membership of the 2014 South Dakota State Senate. Blue M&Ms are the 7 Democrats; Red M&Ms are the 28 Republicans and the single Green M&M is Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, the President of the Senate. Photo illustration by Todd Epp/NPN.
Partisan membership of the 2014 South Dakota State Senate. Blue M&Ms are the 7 Democrats; Red M&Ms are the 28 Republicans and the single Green M&M is Lt. Gov. Matt Michels, the President of the Senate. Photo illustration by Todd Epp/NPN.

The 2014 South Dakota Legislature in M&Ms

Partisan membership of the 2014 South Dakota State House. Blue M&Ms are the 17 Democrats; Red M&Ms are the 53 Republicans. Photo illustration by Todd Epp/Northern Plains News.

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LRC Releases First Committee Agendas of 2014 South Dakota Legislature

(NPN) -- The S.D. Legislative Research Council has released the first committee agendas for the 2014 Legislature for Jan. 15, 2014. Click on the committee below to pull up the PDF agenda.

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Rep. Krisit Noem And St. Senator Deb Soholt On Viewpoint U.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem will discuss federal issues, including the farm bill today(Monday) on Viewpoint University at 4 P.M

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A Candidate, A Legislator, A Deer Hunter, A Rock and Roller On VPU

Paula Hawks, Dist. 9 legislator will be an important adjunct professor on Viewpoint today.

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