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The Rev. Gerald J. Thury
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February 16, 2015
MERCER: Legislators' conflicts are in eye of beholder
PIERRE — In the past few weeks, Gov. Dennis Daugaard twice appointed former state legislators to important state boards. He didn't wait one year after they had left office, as the South Dakota Constitution can be read to require. Instead, an alternative reading guided the...
February 16, 2015 - 5:18pm
February 13, 2015
Senate holds initial hearing on river-basin management
PIERRE — A state Senate panel took testimony Thursday about a proposal to divide South Dakota into nine river-basin units for dealing with water-level problems. The Senate Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee didn't take action. Its chairman, Sen. Gary Cammack, R-Union...
February 13, 2015 - 1:21pm
COLUMN: Legislative update
We are entering the 18th legislative day as I write this article. All bills needed to be introduced last week, so we now have all the proposed legislation in play. Please understand that many amendments can often substantially change the tenor of a bill, however those amendments...
February 13, 2015 - 1:19pm
February 12, 2015
State Senate approves elder-abuse task force
PIERRE -- State senators agreed Thursday that a task force should be selected to study elderly abuse in South Dakota. Sen. David Novstrup, R-Aberdeen, said Chief Justice David Gilbertson was asked and agreed to fund the work from the state Unified Judicial System budget. The chief...
February 12, 2015 - 7:22pm
February 10, 2015
Senate OKs new sales tax to fund municipal projects
PIERRE -- South Dakota cities want the power to levy an additional sales tax to pay only for municipal projects. State senators voted 19-14 Monday to grant that authority. The legislation, Senate Bill 135, now goes to the House of Representatives. The South Dakota Municipal League...
February 10, 2015 - 8:20am
February 6, 2015
State lawmakers consider plan to raise their salaries at same rate as employees
PIERRE -- There seems to be momentum building on small salary increases for the Legislature. The House of Representatives approved a plan Thursday that would give legislators the same annual rate of pay increase that legislators give state government employees. "If state employees...
February 6, 2015 - 1:28pm
February 5, 2015
Novstrup wants loopholes closed for cemetery trusts
PIERRE -- Rep. Al Novstrup's latest attempt to bring more protections to consumers and taxpayers regarding cemeteries has stalled. Novstrup, R-Aberdeen, is trying to expand the current regulations to cover cemeteries created before 1955. He also wants to add $25 daily fines for...
February 5, 2015 - 10:00am
February 4, 2015
Roe v. Wade resolution could be walked into US Supreme Court
PIERRE -- The Legislature's resolution asking for the Roe v. Wade abortion decision to be reconsidered and overturned might be carried by hand to the U.S. Supreme Court, the lawmaker behind it said Tuesday. Rep. Roger Hunt, R-Brandon, said a copy of the resolution would be sent to...
February 4, 2015 - 1:12pm
Food-tax repeal has a Ring to it
PIERRE -- A state legislator who is a retired economics and business professor wants the Legislature to realign South Dakota's sales tax grid. Rep. Ray Ring, D-Vermillion, proposes taking the sales tax off food and increasing the sales tax on other goods and services to 4.35 percent...
February 4, 2015 - 1:09pm
February 3, 2015
COLUMN: Ag, Education committees busy during week 3
Things have started to heat up here in the state capitol. Several hot topics have been discussed on the floor and in committee, and while debate has been vigorous, it has remained civil, which is always appreciated. The Ag Committee heard six bills on Jan. 27, most were red tape...
February 3, 2015 - 5:04pm
February 2, 2015
'A big concern for the counties' Bridging a road plan in Pierre
Roads and bridges remain the largest issue in the state Legislature, and it was the bulk of the conversation at the 2015 session's first District...
February 2, 2015 - 10:37pm
January 30, 2015
Governor asks for stats on teacher shortage
January 30, 2015 - 10:49am
January 28, 2015
Most of House Republicans support a resolution that seeks to close U.S. Department of Education
PIERRE — By a vote of 48-20 Tuesday, the state House of Representatives called upon Congress and the U.S. president to abolish the U.S. Department of Education. All of the resolution's supporters were Republicans. The opponents were a mix of Democrats and Republicans. The...
January 28, 2015 - 1:20pm
January 23, 2015
LETTER: SD doesn't need more taxes
To the Editor: South Dakota does not need more taxes. At this time we are enjoying decent gas prices. Gov. Dennis Daugaard has mentioned in his address that South Dakota needs a raise in the state gas tax. I totally disagree, as many are at this time recovering from high gas prices....
January 23, 2015 - 9:16pm
January 14, 2015
Vehle says governor 'too frugal' on roads
PIERRE -- The legislator who's worked hardest and longest for more road and bridge funding in South Dakota sounded both pleased and disappointed Tuesday about the governor's $50.5 million proposal. "I'm grateful we have a governor who recognizes the need," Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell,...
January 14, 2015 - 12:57pm