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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 16, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Feb. 16, 2016

Some of the bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature on Feb. 16 include one to channel video lottery revenue to teacher salaries, expanding tax incentives for nenewable energy projects, criminal sentencing, the transgender “bathroom bill” and more.

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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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South Dakota Rep. Lance Russell (Dist. 30)

Rep. Lance Russell at the Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeting

South Dakota Rep. Lance Russell of District 30 was one of the featured speakers at the second Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting today at the South Dakota School of Mines. Russell spoke about the discussions dominating the legislature concerning education funding, and specifically increasing teacher pay.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Jan. 26, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Jan. 26, 2016

These are some of the more interesting bills being considered in the South Dakota Legislature today, including a change to daylight savings time, public meeting notices, and gambling.

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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Jan. 25, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Jan. 25, 2016

Some of the bills being voted on in the South Dakota legislateure today include ones dealing with transgenderism and school locker rooms, expanding gambling in South Dakota, liquor licenses, homeschooling and more.

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South Dakota 2016 Legislative Billwatch

South Dakota 2016 Legislative Billwatch

The 2016 session of the South Dakota Legislature officially began yesterday, and officially ends March 29. As of this writing, there were 53 bills introduced in the House, with the vast majority introduced not by individual legislators but rather at the request of various state agencies. The same is true of the 53 bills introduced in the Senate.

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The Mindset of the Lottery

The Mindset of the Lottery

Playing the lottery with anything other than the money you have budgeted for entertainment signifies an external locus of control. That mindset represents a problem worse than the addiction to gambling. The mindset that accompanies the choice of playing the lottery with savings, for example, can prevent you not simply from growing wealth but also from living the life you desire.

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2014 South Dakota Ballot Explanations Released

2014 South Dakota Ballot Explanations Released

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced the release of the following Attorney General’s ballot explanations for the November 2014 general election: 1. Initiated Measure 17 seeking to require health insurers to include all willing and qualified health providers on their provider lists; 2. Initiated Measure 18 seeking to increase the state minimum wage; and 3. Constitutional Amendment Q seeking to authorize the Legislature to allow roulette, keno and craps in Deadwood.

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Attempt to Wean South Dakota Off Video Lottery Revenue Fails

Attempt to Wean South Dakota Off Video Lottery Revenue Fails

A bill which would have attempted to wean the state of South Dakota off video lottery revenue was heard in the South Dakota House Taxation Committee today. HB 1227 seeks to “reduce state government reliance on video lottery proceeds, to revise the distribution of video lottery proceeds, and to dedicate certain deposits and income from the education enhancement trust fund.”

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Photo credit: Curtis Perry

Bill to Expand Video Lottery Heard in South Dakota Senate Cmte

A bill seeking to increase the number of video lottery machines allowed in a licensed establishment, SB 180, was heard in the South Dakota Senate Commerce and Energy Committee today. The bill was sponsored by Senators Lederman, Heineman (Phyllis), Jones (Tom), Kirkeby, and Maher, and Representatives Werner, Cronin, Peterson, Rounds, and Westra.

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