Category: South Dakota

Update on the SDHSAA Transgender Policy

Update on the SDHSAA Transgender Policy

At this point, the SDHSAA Board has decided to NOT take action on the transgender policy until their May 15, 2015 board meeting. In the interim, they are going to send out a survey to all of the superintendents of the associated schools in order to solicit their thoughts and opinions regarding the policy.

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Silence the Day of Silence in South Dakota

Silence the Day of Silence in South Dakota

The Day of Silence, organized and promoted by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN), takes place this year on Friday, April 17. The Day of Silence is the king of all the numerous homosexuality-affirming activities that take place in public schools. Silence the Day of Silence by participating in The ‘Day of Silence’ Walk Out.

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Religious Freedom Under Fire in the Military

Religious Freedom Under Fire in the Military

Some of us predicted five years ago that embracing a culture of immorality and rejecting morality in the U.S. military would result in brutal assaults on freedom (and assaults on other things) within our armed forces. It didn’t take long before we started to hear the stories of Christian soldiers being hammered for continuing to stand for the moral values upon which our nation was founded.

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Office for Emergency Management. War Production Board, circa 1942-1943

AWOL in the Fight for Marriage

When only 20% of House Republicans defended marriage to the Supreme Court, and only 10% of Senate Republicans did, is it fair to say that the Republican Party is AWOL in the war the Left is waging against American values?

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An example of Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) for food (Source: USDA)

An Open Letter to Rep. Noem on COOL

An open letter to Rep. Kristi Noem (R-SD) on Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) for food, from Bill Kluck, Vice-President of the South Dakota Stockgrowers Association.

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What the SD GOP Establishment Did in Butte County

What the SD GOP Establishment Did in Butte County

Retired Air Force Colonel Larry Klipp attended a recent “closed” meeting of the Butte County GOP Central Committee Meeting, as an elected Precinct Captain. Here is what Klipp says took place in an establishment takover of that organization.

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South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard

Gov. Daugaard Signs $4.3 Billion Dollar SD Budget

South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed the General Appropriations Act, which sets the budget for Fiscal Year 2016. Including general, federal and other funds, the total budget for Fiscal Year 16 is set at $4.3 billion dollars.

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Gov. Daugaard Signs $90 Million Tax Increase

Gov. Daugaard Signs $90 Million Tax Increase

Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed Senate Bill 1, a comprehensive state and local road and bridge funding package, which will cost South Dakota taxpayers an estimated $40.5 million in gas taxes, $30 million in vehicle purchase exise taxes, and $18 million in additional license plate taxes.

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SD Juvenile Justice System Reform Bill Signed into Law

SD Juvenile Justice System Reform Bill Signed into Law

Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed into law legislation to reform South Dakota’s juvenile justice system. Under these reforms it is expected that 29 percent fewer juveniles will be on probation in the next 5 years and more than 50 percent fewer youth will placed in state-funded facilities by 2020.

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Update on South Dakota Driver’s License Requirements

Update on South Dakota Driver’s License Requirements

Now that nearly all licensed drivers in South Dakota hold federally compliant licenses, the Driver Licensing Program reminds them that when they renew, they need only the compliant card and two documents showing proof of address.

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