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Jackley to brief lawmakers on economic probe

July 29, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — Attorney General Marty Jackley plans to brief lawmakers Tuesday on his investigation into potential financial misconduct at the Governor’s Office of Economic Development.

He’ll address the South Dakota Government Operations and A…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

State help for Northern Beef was about $4.3M

April 16, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Dirk Lammers

SIOUX FALLS (AP) — U.S. Senate candidates talking about the idled Northern Beef Packers plant in northeast South Dakota have tossed out figures for taxpayer losses ranging from nothing to $80 million, but a breakdown from state…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GOP candidates: Northern Beef/EB-5 will be campaign issue

April 11, 2014 in Uncategorized

The finances and bankruptcy of Northern Beef Packers in Aberdeen will be an issue in South Dakota’s crowded Republican U.S. Senate primary, the candidates say.

 

Former Gov. Mike Rounds holds a commanding lead in early opinion polls and f…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Before Northern Beef built, key state program turned for-profit

April 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

A state economic development office’s spin-off into a for-profit company is under the microscope as lawmakers vow to look further into the state’s role in financing the bankrupt Northern Beef Packers.

The for-profit company, created in January 200…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

GOED investigations lead state government to enact further fraud protections

March 17, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — People applying for some positions in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development would need to pay for criminal background checks under a new requirement approved by Legislature.

That change, which awaits a decision from the governor…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD lawmakers begin look at economic development programs

March 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — A South Dakota legislative panel is holding its first hearing on the state’s economic development agency and its involvement in issues related to a failed beef packing plant.

The Government Operations and Audit Committee will rev…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

More info on GOED, EB-5 may come out at Friday hearing

March 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The legislative hearing set for Friday morning might be the only one that will be held regarding financial practices in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and its involvement in the federal EB-5 immigrant investor program.

The…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

State economic development efforts under scrutiny

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The Legislature will spend time in the final three weeks of the 2014 session, and in the months afterward, looking at state government’s activities in economic development.

That includes the EB-5 immigrant investor program that has been …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

State economic development efforts under scrutiny

February 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — The Legislature will spend time in the final three weeks of the 2014 session, and in the months afterward, looking at state government’s activities in economic development.

That includes the EB-5 immigrant investor program that has been …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Q and A with Gov. Daugaard: GOED not marketing, soliciting EB-5 projects

February 20, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — Recently Gov. Dennis Daugaard answered questions regarding his knowledge and perspective of state government’s involvement in the EB-5 program.

The federal program offers preferential visa treatment to qualifying foreign citizens who pro…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com