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SD governor vetoes bill on digital billboards

March 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed a bill Friday that would have prohibited South Dakota cities from banning digital billboards, saying the Legislature should not interfere in an ongoing legal dispute between Rapid City and an outdoor advertiser. Continue Reading

SD governor vetoes tax breaks for wind farms

March 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard has vetoed a bill that sought to refund about half the construction taxes for large wind energy projects and an environmental upgrade at Big Stone Power Plant. Continue Reading

Gov. Daugaard signs $4 billion SD budget

March 16, 2012 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed into law a $4 billion state budget that will begin to replace money cut a year ago for schools and medical services for poor people. Continue Reading

Read, then engage in discussion to learn

October 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic

As an educator by training, and librarian of many years, reading is a passion of mine. Reading keeps the mind active and helps us learn new words. It captivates the imagination and teaches us about others. Reading is fun and reading is for everyone. Continue Reading

Governor makes appeal to FEMA for individual aid

August 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE Gov. Dennis Daugaard sent a letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday, appealing FEMA’s decision to reject individual assistance for South Dakota homes and businesses that were damaged or destroyed due to flooding.
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LETTER: Balanced budget, the S. Dakota way

August 5, 2011 in The Daily Republic

As of June 30, 2011, the state of South Dakota finished fiscal year 2011 with a structurally balanced budget.
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After 6 months, Gov. Daugaard keeps principles, adapts to faster pace

July 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE The life of a man changes when he takes office as governor. In the six-plus months since he recited the oath and moved into the executive suite at the Capitol building, now at age 58, Dennis Daugaard has found that out, in ways big and small.
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Daugaard to celebrate growing Yankton company

July 18, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard will help Yankton-based Dakota Trailer Manufacturing, Inc., celebrate its expansion and hiring of 60 new workers by taking part in a ribbon cutting ceremony Tuesday.
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S.D. governor takes lead role in flood fight

June 25, 2011 in The Daily Republic

PIERRE (AP) As the tall man clad in brown shirt, blue jeans and work boots strolled down the levee built to protect nearby homes from the swollen Missouri River, two National Guard soldiers on patrol rolled up in an all-terrain vehicle to check out the intruder. They found their boss, Gov. Dennis Daugaard.
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Governor celebrates ‘phenomenal’ Crow Lake wind project

June 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WHITE LAKE Officials and the public dedicated a $363 million wind project Thursday with a ceremony at the White Lake School.

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