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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

Armed officers watch Thune event

January 12, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Sen. John Thune said he enjoys the culture and tradition in South Dakota politics, where people feel free to walk right up to their elected representatives.
That was the case Tuesday, as Thune held a meeting with local economic development leaders at the Highland Conference Center in Mitchell and chatted with many of the two dozen people who attended. Continue Reading