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Ad tax would cost more than it would generate

September 2, 2011 in The Daily Republic

An advertising tax would be self-defeating in that it would cause the state to lose more in sales tax revenue because of decreased sales than the ad tax itself would ever raise.
Not one state in the United States applies a tax directly to advertising. Continue Reading

OPINION: What would Alexander Hamilton do?

July 22, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The American economy was in shambles in September 1789 when President George Washington appointed Alexander Hamilton as secretary of the treasury. Continue Reading

THUNE: Courage, generosity of South Dakotans will overcome flood

June 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic

As I traveled across the state for meetings and community events this past week, I was struck yet again by the generosity, dedication, and strong will of the people of our state.

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OPINION: Common-sense concerns about Hanson Co. project

June 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic

To Michael Crinion:

Our chance meeting, as my wife and I were patronizing one of our Hanson County businesses, was fruitful.
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DAUGAARD: South Dakotans rise higher than river

June 6, 2011 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota is no stranger to Mother Nature’s challenges. We weather blizzards and droughts. We bear up in the face of tornadoes. We chop and skate our way through ice storms. Whatever Mother Nature sends our way, we buckle down and do what is necessary.

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OPINION: Technology makes American farmers productive

May 19, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The technology in our equipment, seed, and other inputs is what keeps the American farmer the most productive in the world. Continue Reading

LINDA DAUGAARD: Reading rewards kids

May 19, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Over the past several weeks, I have been traveling to schools around the state to encourage reading. I am reading to the classes, encouraging them to read on their own and collecting used books for other students to enjoy. Continue Reading