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Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel meeting, Feb.  20, 2016

Education Tax Dominates Rapid City Crackerbarrel Meeting

The latest Rapid City legislative crackerbarrel meeting was held at the South Dakota School of Mines today. The recently voted down education tax increase was the dominating topic at the gathering.

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Left Pushes Back Against South Dakota Restroom Bill

Left Pushes Back Against South Dakota Restroom Bill

The Student Physical Privacy Act (HB1008) passed in the Senate Tuesday afternoon with a vote of 20-15. It now sits on the desk of Governor Dennis Daugaard. “Boots on the ground” in Pierre are telling us that the Governor’s phone is ringing off the wall (so to speak) from those across the country who don’t want to see this bill signed into law. To say that there is enormous pressure to veto would be an understatement.

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Victory for Privacy and Modesty in SD Legislature

Victory for Privacy and Modesty in SD Legislature

We are pleased to report that HB1008, the student privacy bill, passed in the Senate yesterday afternoon with a vote of 20-15. HB1008 now heads to the Governor. Urge him to sign HB1008, the student privacy bill.

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An Open Letter on Transgender Restroom Policies

An Open Letter on Transgender Restroom Policies

An open letter to the South Dakota Legislature on transgender policies that allow boys to use the girl’s restroom/locker room and vice versa. A bill dealing with this issue is scheduled to be voted on in the South Dakota Senate today.

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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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Preserving Modesty for Children in South Dakota

Preserving Modesty for Children in South Dakota

This is only sensible. Everyone knows that males and females have different anatomy and that these differences call for the longstanding, legitimate privacy precautions we see in society when people must be in a state of undress-such as when they are using a restroom or locker room.

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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. 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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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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