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Daugaard: Pipeline legislation premature

November 16, 2011 in The Dickinson Press

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) Gov. Dennis Daugaard said pushing legislation next year to ensure South Dakota is protected from harm by a proposed oil pipeline from Canada to the U.S. Gulf Coast would be premature, but at least one state lawmaker is likely to introduce a bill.
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Governor’s budget tour hits Mitchell

January 24, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Gov. Dennis Daugaard does not support law changes to abolish structural deficits or place annual limits on state government spending, he said Monday.
Last week, during his budget address to the Legislature in Pierre, the new governor proposed $127 million in cuts to eliminate the state’s structural deficit. A “structural” deficit exists when a budget is balanced with money from sources such as reserves, while ongoing expenses remain greater than ongoing revenue. Continue Reading