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The Constitution Authorizes No Government Charity

The Constitution Authorizes No Government Charity

According to the United States Department of Agriculture, as of November of 2015, there were nearly 45,500,000 Americans on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Incredibly, when compared to the estimated U.S. population in November of 2015, that number leaves almost one in every seven Americans on food stamps!

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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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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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South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Jan. 28, 2016

South Dakota Legislative Billwatch, Jan. 28, 2016

Some of the bills being considered by the South Dakota Legislature today include the drug testing for welfare recipients bill, a bill outlawing the sale of fetal body parts, and recommendations from the Elder Abuse Task Force.

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RINO Hypocrisy on Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

RINO Hypocrisy on Drug Testing for Welfare Recipients

I see that one of South Dakota’s biggest RINOs and loudest voices for hypocrisy from the other side of the state has an article in the Rapid City Journal today, once again predictably attacking a conservative legislator from the Left.

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Rep. Lynne DiSanto

First Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeting of 2016

The first Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting of 2016 was held at the South Dakota School of Mines this morning. Topics included education funding, drug testing for welfare recipients, Initiated Measure 17, Medicaid expansion, and more.

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Crystal meth (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

Drug Testing for Welfare Receipients

The news is out that South Dakota Rep. Lynne DiSanto (Dist. 35) plans to introduce a bill in this legislative session for drug testing of welfare recipients. The bill has not yet been submitted, and the media has not yet seen the final text of the bill, but speculation about the details are rampant–as are the cat-calls from liberals in both parties.

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American Values Can Deal With Poverty

American Values Can Deal With Poverty

Our particular challenges of poverty have really been about bringing what we know works — freedom, tradition and personal responsibility — to the uniquely challenged minority communities in America. This was already starting to happen before liberals took over the poverty issue with President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” in 1965.

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