STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Checking out the R and D rosters
Let's say it's a ballgame. The first pitch has yet to be thrown in the 2014 game, but how about setting the lineups?
The Republican team is easy to write down. The Democrats? Not so much, and the two... Posted on 4/4/13 at 11:22 PM
Recently, the House Republican Steering Committee appointed me to fill an open slot on the Agriculture Committee. I grew up on a farm and ranch near Hazel and continued to work in the ag industry until I ran for Congress. I understand firsthand how agriculture impacts our state’s economy and why it is our number one industry. I had always planned on serving as a strong voice for South Dakota ag, now this new committee appointment makes it official.
U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., was the keynote speaker Friday at the Davison-Hanson County Republican Lincoln Day Dinner, where she warned GOP faithful of dual fiscal and leadership crises in Washington, D.C.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Kristi Noem, R-S.D., will introduce a compromise bill today that would end the 45-cent per gallon Volumetric Ethanol Excise Tax Credit (VEETC) for ethanol on July 1 and use the money saved for deficit reduction and to help pay for more gasoline pumps that deliver ethanol.
A year ago, the GOP was running around telling anybody that would listen that the Democrats were going to “unplug Grandma” by doing away with Medicare. Many gullible voters believed them. The GOP said they would protect Medicare.
Increases needed in fines for speeding
To the Editor:
I’m thinking of contacting our legislators, and I have come up with a bill that could really put some teeth into those who don’t care how fast they drive or how much money they spend on speeding tickets: first ticket, $50; second, $100; third, $200; fourth, $400; fifth, $800, etc. That should make a person think about driving too fast. If not, they have too much money and don’t worry about how they spend it.
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