Category: South Dakota

Scientific Inquiry Discouraged in South Dakota Legislature

Scientific Inquiry Discouraged in South Dakota Legislature

It’s amazing how closed-minded the supposedly “open minded” can actually be. We got an example of that from the South Dakota Legislature last week as the Senate Education Committee looked at SB 83 is intended to assist teachers in “helping students understand, analyze, critique, or review in an objective scientific manner the strengths and weaknesses of scientific information presented in courses.”

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Curbing the Left’s Sexual Agenda in South Dakota

Curbing the Left’s Sexual Agenda in South Dakota

Several bills were heard in the South Dakota Legislature last week dealing with homosexual and transgender issues, as well as the religious liberty being targeted by the Left’s sexual agenda.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 8, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 8, 2016

Important bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature today include those dealing with abortion, refugee settlement, sales taxes, religious liberty, gun rights, land rights and more.

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SOS: Speaking of Seniors – Seniors and Starfish

Several years before Obamacare became law, I estimated that senior citizens on Medicare were being overcharged on medical bills by over one billion dollars per year. Things have gotten worse since. I told my friend that I sometimes feel like I am not making a difference and it really bothers me at times.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 5, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 5, 2016

Several important bills will be considered by the South Dakota Legislature today, including bills dealing with concealed carry, civil asset forfeiture, prohibiting abortion of pain-capable unborn children, and a corporate income tax for South Dakota.

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Recognizing Reagan’s Birthday

Recognizing Reagan’s Birthday

Tomorrow, February 6, 2016, would have been Ronald Reagan’s 105th birthday. If you’re in or around Rapid City tomorrow around 9am, come to the Pizza Ranch on the south side of town, off 5th Street near the new Wal-Mart, and join Mark the Freedom Poet as conservatives recognize the life and accomplishments of one of America’s greatest presidents.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 4, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 4, 2016

Some of the bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature Thursday Feb. 4 include one that would protect scientific integrity in the classroom, as well as one repealing the prohibition against carrying a concealed weapon in the capitol.

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Another South Dakota Ballot Initiative Challenged

Another South Dakota Ballot Initiative Challenged

Today, South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that a challenge was submitted February 3rd on the initiated amendment to the South Dakota constitution limiting the ability to set statutory interest rates for loans (18%).

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SD Legalized Marijuana Ballot Initiative Rejected

Today, South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs announced that an initiated measure to legalize marijuana for medical use was rejected and did not meet the required number of signatures to be placed on the general election ballot. The sponsor turned in 16,543 signatures to the Secretary of State’s office.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 3, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 3, 2016

The South Dakota Legislature will be considering a large number of important bills Wednesday including one to protect religious liberty and the right of conscience, to clarify that boys are boys and girls are girls, gambling, property rights and more.

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