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Murder Fills the Headlines

Murder Fills the Headlines

The headline screams: “Police: 13 dead, 43 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings,” yet no one nationally hears them. The Chicago media reads like a Walter Cronkite report from Vietnam, laden with body and casualty counts for a war that no one understands. That is the state of violence in the second city, President Obama’s hometown, run by his former Chief of Staff, Rahm Emanuel.

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Gary Johnson, Weed, and the Constitution

On Sunday, the Libertarian Party nominated the former Governor of New Mexico, Gary Johnson as their alternative to Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton. Governor Johnson has been a longtime advocate of legalizing marijuana, and has also said that he would issue pardons to non-violent marijuana offenders via executive order.

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Sentencing ‘Reform’: More Than Just Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Sentencing ‘Reform’: More Than Just Nonviolent Drug Offenders

Under legislation now being considered by the U.S. Senate applying retroactive sentencing reductions to drug offenders, a Columbus, Ohio triple murder suspect would still have been eligible for early release despite having a violent criminal past.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Mar. 1, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Mar. 1, 2016

There are a lot of bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature today, including ones dealing with education, taxes, Second Amendment rights, abortion, and relations with Israel.

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The Compassionate Use of Cannabis

The Compassionate Use of Cannabis

Usually, when you hear about someone promoting the “compassionate” use of marijuana, just the tiniest bit of examination reveals that it’s nothing but a cheap “Cheech and Chong” smokescreen intended to facilitate and move us closer to the legalization of recreational drugs.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 10, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 10, 2016

Several important bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature today include a repeal of the death penalty in South Dakota, a new bill calling for drug testing of welfare recipients, a new sales tax, a resolution dealing with affordable electricity, the Keystone XL pipeline, and more.

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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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Rep. Kristin Conzet (Dist. 32)

Video: Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

During the second legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today, a question was asked about HB 1076 to drug test welfare recipients; this bill was killed in committee earlier this week. Responding to the question were Rep. Kristin Conzet, Rep. Jacqueline Sly, the prime sponsor of the bill, Rep. Lynne DiSanto, and Rep. Chip Campbell, a co-sponsor of the bill.

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Second Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeteing

Second Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeteing

Today’s second Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting covered topics such as education funding, teacher pay, video lottery revenue, crime and punishment, transgender issues, and more.

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Marijuana joint (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Welfare Drug Testing Bill Defeated in Republican Committee

HB 1076 to drug test welfare recipients was heard in the House Health and Human Services Committee this morning. It was killed in a 9-4 vote. Find out some of the arguments presented for and against the legislation.

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