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PIERRE - Two weeks into his new administration, Gov. Dennis Daugaard stood alone before a joint assembly of the Legislature on Wednesday and called for budget cuts of at least 10 percent throughout the state government departments and offices under his...
PIERRE - State lawmakers seemed resigned Tuesday that they will be in a political box after Gov. Dennis Daugaard calls for sweeping budget cuts in a special address today to the Legislature. More than a few legislators, Republicans and Democrats alike,...
The Aberdeen school district spent less money per student in 2009-10 than in 2008-09 and remains among the state's 10 most frugal districts, according to recently released rankings. Aberdeen Public School District spent $6,691 per student, compared to...
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Aberdeen Public Schools Superintendent Gary Harms' reaction to the governor's proposed budget cuts likely echoed the reaction from educators across the state. "This will be devastating to us," Harms said after Wednesday's address. Two statewide...
Gov. Dennis Daugaard certainly knows how to make an entrance. On the job as South Dakota governor less than 130 hours, Daugaard announced a shocking $127 million in proposed cuts from the state's general fund. But we guess we should not have been that...
Many people might not recognize the rights and responsibilities that the U.S. Constitution stipulates regarding legal residency in this country. For example, a person who is a foreign citizen yet legal U.S. resident is required to register with the...
PIERRE (AP) - Two days before Christmas in 2009, Gov. Mike Rounds issued a caution to South Dakotans that a fierce winter storm was about to disrupt holiday travel. "Travel early or plan to stay home for Christmas,'' the Governor urged South Dakotans at...
PIERRE - His predecessor proposed a 5 percent cut in general-education funding to South Dakota's public school districts. The Associated School Boards of South Dakota's leadership is telling members to brace for possibly a 10 percent reduction, based on...
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For Gov. Dennis Daugaard, this will be his 15th session of the Legislature. He spent six as a state senator from Minnehaha County and the past eight as lieutenant governor for Gov. Mike Rounds. The only past governor who can match those 14 years of...
PIERRE - The Capitol rotunda filled with a celebratory din of cheers, whistles and long applause from a full house on Saturday afternoon when Dennis Daugaard completed his oath of office to become the 32nd governor of the state of South Dakota. With his...
Gov. Mike Rounds granted executive clemency to 12 people and commuted the sentences of another nine as one of his last acts as South Dakota's governor. Rounds issued the clemency as recommended by the South Dakota Board of Pardons and Paroles....
PIERRE - Gov.-elect Dennis Daugaard decided to pay himself an annual salary of $100,000 in his new job as South Dakota state government's chief executive, a reduction of $15,331 from what Gov. Mike Rounds has been receiving. Salary figures released...
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