Category: Rapid City

Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Rep. Jeff Partridge

Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Rep. Jeff Partridge

South Dakota Rep. Jeff Partridge was one of the featured speakers at the Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting March 7, 2014

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Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Rep. Dan Dryden

Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Rep. Dan Dryden

South Dakota Rep. Dan Dryden was one of the featured speakers at the Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting March 7, 2014

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Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Sen. Bruce Rampelberg

Rapid City Crackerbarrel – Sen. Bruce Rampelberg

South Dakota Senator Bruce Rampelberg was one of the featured speakers at yesteday’s legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City.

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Video – South Dakota State Debt Collection Agency

Video – South Dakota State Debt Collection Agency

At the Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting yesterday, Tonchi Weaver with South Dakota Citizens for Liberty asked about HB 1228 concerning debt collections for monies owed to the state of South Dakota.

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Video – Education Rubric in the South Dakota Legislature

Video – Education Rubric in the South Dakota Legislature

At the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today, a question was asked about SB 176 concerning textbook which “provide[s] for the development of online resources and a rubric of textbook analysis for use in school districts, to make an appropriation therefor.” The question was about why we were seeking to hire a private agency to do something that government was prohibited by law from doing.

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Video – On the American Legislative Exchange Council

Video – On the American Legislative Exchange Council

At the Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting todya, a question was asked about the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and whether working with such groups violated the oath of office taken by legislators.

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Video – On Ending the Department of Education

Video – On Ending the Department of Education

At today’s legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City, a question was asked about HCR 1003 which calls on congress to end the federal Department of Education, and where the education funding would come from that currently comes through the federal Department of Education.

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Final 2015 Legislative Crackerbarrel in Rapid City

Final 2015 Legislative Crackerbarrel in Rapid City

The final legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City for the 2015 South Dakota legislative session was held at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology today. Issues discussed included the proposed state debt collection agency, education spending, water issues, the youth minimum wage bill, taxes for roads and bridges, health coverage for children with autism, and more.

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Rep. Lynne DiSanto at the Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel

Rep. Lynne DiSanto at the Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel

Rep. Lynne DiSanto of South Dakota District 35 was one of the featured speakers at the third legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City. DiSanto provided some background about herself, and discussed some of the bills she has sponsored in this, her freshman term in the South Dakota Legislature.

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Video: More Questions on Common Core

Video: More Questions on Common Core

At the Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting today, questions were asked about several bills attempting to rein in Common Core national education standards, and why they had been killed in committee. One such question dealt with HB 1223 which was killed in committee, but opponents of Common Core are attempting to revive or “smoke out” the bill so hit can be discussed on the House floor.

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