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Rep. Carson to be honored by Casey Tibbs Foundation

May 15, 2014 in Uncategorized

State Rep. Lance Carson, R-Mitchell, is one of five people who will be honored May 31 at the Casey Tibbs Foundation’s 21st annual Match of Champions Bronc Ride.

Carson will be awarded as honorary arena director. Other honorees who have dedicated…continue reading on

Carson wearing heart pump in effort to battle illness

January 21, 2013 in The Daily Republic

State Rep. Lance Carson took part in Saturday’s cracker barrel despite a continued battle with his health.
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Rep. Kabce Carson hospitalized for blood infection

June 13, 2012 in The Daily Republic

Rep. Lance Carson, R-Mitchell, is being treated for a blood infection at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Continue Reading

Legislators, public focus on budget during cracker barrel

January 29, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The state wants to provide the money sought for education, social services and other programs, state Rep. Lance Carson said Saturday.

“It’s not a situation where we’re not listening to people, not listening to causes,” Carson said during the first of two cracker barrels in Mitchell this winter. “The state does not have the money.” Continue Reading

Vehle, Carson, Rozum have their minds on state’s bottom line as session begins

January 11, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The three legislators from Mitchell say balancing the state budget will be the primary job during the 2011 legislative session.
The session opens at noon today for the first of 38 scheduled work days.
Sen. Mike Vehle and Reps. Lance Carson and Tona Rozum are among the 106 legislators 35 senators and 70 representatives who will discuss and debate state government for the next three months. Continue Reading

Vehle to propose tax, fee hikes for roads

December 3, 2010 in The Daily Republic

State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, will try to raise the state’s gas tax and two other fees to pay for road maintenance.
Vehle said this week he is preparing a package of bills to increase the gas tax 3 cents in 2011 and three cents in 2013. It’s currently 22 cents and would go to 25 cents in 2011 and 28 cents in 2013 if Vehle’s bill is approved.
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Reports show wide variance in campaign finance

October 29, 2010 in The Daily Republic

District 20 legislative candidates show a great disparity on how they raised money and how much they raised to run for office this year.
The pre-election filing deadline for campaign finance reports was Oct. 22.
State Sen. Mike Vehle, R-Mitchell, raised nearly $15,000, with almost half of that coming from political action committees (PACs). Continue Reading

District 20 state House race Three vying for two seats representing Aurora, Davison

October 28, 2010 in The Daily Republic

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Rep. Lance Carson, R-Mitchell, has spent two terms serving in the state House of Representatives.

He says he’s ready for a third. Continue Reading

State House hopefuls focus on budget at public forum

October 20, 2010 in The Daily Republic

State budget issues topped a discussion Tuesday night between the three candidates for two seats in the state House representing District 20.
State Rep. Lance Carson, R-Mitchell, fellow Republican candidate Tona Rozum and independent candidate Becky Haslam fielded questions and offered their views on a variety of subjects during a forum sponsored by the Mitchell Area Chamber of Commerce Governmental Affairs Committee.
About 75 people attended the two-hour forum, which included discussions of the county auditor’s race and the city of Mitchell land designation vote on Nov. 2. Continue Reading

Lawmaker: Parade bill would be ‘knee-jerk’ reaction

September 9, 2010 in The Daily Republic

A local lawmaker says legislation that may be introduced by state Sen. Frank Kloucek in the upcoming legislative session is a knee-jerk reaction to a Wagner parade incident.
Kloucek, D- Scotland, recently announced plans to introduce a bill that would require an outrider a single horse and rider that helps keep a team of horses under control with every team of two or more horses in a public parade. The announcement came only days after three people suffered injuries when two mules pulling a wagon were spooked and ran into Labor Day parade spectators in Wagner. Continue Reading

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