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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:

4:30 p

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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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Sen. Deb Peters On VPU To Talk S.D. Budget

State Senator Deb Peters, Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee will be on Viewpoint today to discuss money issues and choices to be made during the legislative session.

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Government And Our Money Today on Viewpoint University

Minnehaha County Commissioner Jeff Barth will be on VPU today discussing county financial matters including the high cost of the increasing crime rate.

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Opening Up Government in Pierre

The Open Government Task Force has presented the proposed legislation, and some of it involves exempting three-member boards from open meeting laws.

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Busy Week for Employees of Our State Government

Each week, Joe Kafka, from the Governor's staff, sends out a media release announcing events which state agencies will be involved in for the next week.

This week's announcement is about four pages long, and includes information about speeches Gov. Daugaard and Chief Justice of the State Supreme Court, David Gilbertson will be making to the legislature.

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