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South Dakota Ranked Second for Fiscal Condition

South Dakota had the second best fiscal condition in the country in 2012, according to a new study by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University.

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Medicaid Expansion Battle Continues in Pierre

One of the major issues Gov. Dennis Daugaard didn’t mention in Tuesday’s State of the State Address was expanding Medicaid to 48,000 uncovered South Dakotans.

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Governor Dennis Daugaard Says His $50 Million Road, Bridge Plan Best

Is Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s $50 million road and bridge plan better than a legislative interim committee’s $100 million plan?

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Governor Dennis Daugaard Goes Lefty on Prisons

Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard is a liberal.

OK, maybe he’s just caught in more of an only-Nixon-can-go-to-China moment, but hear me out.

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Governor Dennis Daugaard Discusses Why No Mention of Medicaid, Education Funding in Address

Following Gov. Dennis Daugaard's State of State Address Tuesday, he held a news conference, where he furtherexplainhow his $50 million road and bridge funding proposal differed from the legislature's interim committee's recommendation for a $100 million plan.

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Hawks: Wanted Governor to Say More on Roads, Education

It’s not what Governor Dennis Daugaard said in his annual budget address last week butwhat he didn’t say that concerns state Representative Paula Hawks, a Democrat from Hartford.

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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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