STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Teen texting ban may pass yet?
A South Dakota House committee rejected the proposed texting for teens while driving ban on Wednesday. The House voted 33-30 to kill it.
But Bernie Hunhoff, the Democratic leader from Yankton, is say... Posted on 2/27/13 at 9:47 PM
None of us liked the fact that the federal government said if we do not change our laws to comply with its rules, that we would lose 5 percent of our highway funds the first year and 10 percent of those funds every year thereafter.
At the current rate, we’ll need to build a women’s prison in about four years and a men’s prison in about six to seven years. About 80 percent of people admitted to our prisons are for non-violent crimes. Should there be a better way to handle this situation?
Vehle said government support for economic development would pay off with more jobs and an expanded tax base. Burg said the state needs to invest in education to encourage growth while not passing fiscal problems off to local governments.
There’s the Main Street side of the party, pro-business, pro-growth and pro-government. Then there are the tea party Republicans, the folks who believe the other Republicans are in league with the devil and Democrats, and aren’t sure which is worse.
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