Category: South Dakota

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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Fourth Attempt to Rescind Pro-Transgender School Policy on Life Support

Fourth Attempt to Rescind Pro-Transgender School Policy on Life Support

By my count, the good senators and representatives of South Dakota have now made four attempts to rescind the pro-transgender, pro-homosexual policy adopted by the South Dakota High School Activities Association (SDHSAA) last year. The fourth is now on “life support” in a conference committee as a last attempt to remove this harmful policy from our education system.

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Bill Revived to Rescind South Dakota School Transgender Policy

Bill Revived to Rescind South Dakota School Transgender Policy

As you may know, the South Dakota Senate Education Committee in the “Republican” supermajority legislature killed two bills last week to rein in the pro-homosexual/transgender policy of the South Dakota High School Activities Association. Today, however, enough senators still in favor of “smoking out” or reviving HB 1195 to bring it for consideration of the full senate.

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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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