Category: Rapid City

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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Rep. Jacqueline Sly (Dist. 33)

Video: On the Smokout of the Common Core Bill

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today, a question was asked about why the education committee kills so many bills designed to give parents more flexibility in their children’s education and to protect privacy. One such bill that was mentioned was SB 117 which was killed recently, as well as HB 1223, which was killed in committee but supporters are attempting to revive or “smoke out.”

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch Feb. 4, 2015

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch Feb. 4, 2015

The 2015 South Dakota Legislative Session is fully underway, and these are some of the important bills the legislature is scheduled to consider today. These bills include local control of education, ridding the state of Daylight Savings Time, seatbelt fines, juvenile justice reform, and more.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch for Feb. 3, 2015

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch for Feb. 3, 2015

These are some of the important bills being considered today by the South Dakota Legislature. They include bills dealing with abortion, student privacy rights, government mandates on employers, concealed carry permits, over regulation, domestic abuse and the homosexual agenda, and tax increases.

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South Dakota Legislators Discuss Proposed Gas Tax Increase

South Dakota Legislators Discuss Proposed Gas Tax Increase

At the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today, a question was asked about the proposed gas tax increase. Rep. Mike Verchio, Rep. Lance Russell and Rep. Chip Campbell discussed the increase and the additional burden on taxpayers from several angles.

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The Freedom Poet on President’s Sunday

The Freedom Poet on President’s Sunday

Mark the Freedom Poet invites you to PRESIDENT’S SUNDAY SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH At 4 PM At: Chute Rooster 850 Ghute Rooster Dr, Hill City, SD 57745 Just off Hwy 385 Learn about the most unique Chief Executive in World History. Mark has been studying and teaching about our Presidents for decades, and will provide a two-part presentation: * Part I will feature the four Mt. Rushmore iconic Presidents Their lives and times, accomplishments, families, wisdomn wit, and even pets. ” Part ll will provide a compact minute for the remaining 39 Dinner will be purchased from the wonderful choices on the Chute Rooster’s Menu at 6 PM while Mark entertains with songs and poetry from his new book, To America with Love, a Song and a Sword There will be no admission charge, but Mark will pass Abe’s top hat, and offer his books for sale. Make your plans now […]

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Senator John Thune (R-SD)

Sen. Thune Town Hall Meeting in Rapid City

Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) will host a town hall meeting on Friday, January 16, 2015, at the Historic Theater at the Performing Arts Center of Rapid City to discuss opportunities to advance key South Dakota priorities during the new session of Congress. Thune will focus on the Powder River Training Complex expansion, tax reform, regulatory reform, and his agenda as Chairman of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee.

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Brig. Gen. Johnson (right) with Gen. David Patraeus in 2010. 
        Photo provided by Duke Doering.

Brigadier Gen. To Discuss Afghan War

Army Brigadier General Ted Johnson, recently retired from the South Dakota National Guard, will talk on Saturday, January 10, about his experiences directing the Guard through the largest call up of SDNG forces since WWII. Sponsored by the Black Hills Veterans Writing Group, the event will take place at Western Dakota Technical Institute in Rapid City, starting at 9 am.

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On the the Behavior of the Family Heritage Alliance: An Open Letter

On the the Behavior of the Family Heritage Alliance: An Open Letter

A couple of days ago, I sent this letter to the Family Heritage Alliance. Since the actions of FHA with which I take great exception were public, I am now making this letter public.

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