STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Abortion again on the agenda
Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed the law mandating a three-day waiting period before a woman may have an abortion in South Dakota.
That's the longest waiting period in the nation. Abortion opponents, ... Posted on 3/22/11 at 1:37 PM
Our students nationally rank sixth in graduation rates and eighth in college entrance exam scores, despite state funding and teacher pay being dead last in the country. A draconian makeover will do more harm than good. What’s needed is proper funding.
PIERRE — Several organizations, chambers of commerce and citizens have joined together to support Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s economic development initiative to appear on the Nov. 6 ballot as Referred Law 14.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota election officials expect to determine early next week whether enough valid petition signatures have been submitted to refer Gov. Dennis Daugaard's controversial education plan to a public vote.
PIERRE — South Dakota’s top elections official said Wednesday that he sees no way for a Rapid City woman to be added to the Republican primary ballot against U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, even though a hearing is set for next month to hear the woman’s case.
This bill concerns the disbursement of funds to local school superintendents. Why does the South Dakota School Superintendents Association feel it should dictate to the SDEA the position that they should take in reference to HB 1234?
PIERRE (AP) — Secretary of State Jason Gant says Rick Santorum will remain on South Dakota's presidential primary ballot, even though Santorum has quit his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
PIERRE (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are leery of a ballot measure that would boost the state sales tax by 1 percentage point to give extra money to school districts and the health care program for low-income people, according to a survey by The Associated Press.
Dave Owen, president of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, gave local business and political leaders an entertaining preview of issues lawmakers will tackle when the 2012 legislative session swings into action next month.
Two public referendums will be of major concern in 2012, namely the added 1 percent sales tax that will be on the November ballot and the repeal of House Bill 1230, which would otherwise go into effect on Jan. 1, 2013.
Supporters of a proposal to increase South Dakota’s sales tax by one percentage point to boost education and Medicaid funding said they submitted enough petition signatures Tuesday to get the proposal on the ballot next year.
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