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Silent death dealt to legislative pay hike

February 12, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — An attempt to increase legislator pay for the first time since 1999 fell short Wednesday in the South Dakota Senate without anyone speaking against it.

The vote was 18-15 in favor, but well short of the two-thirds majority of 24 …continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Raise possible for SD legislators

February 10, 2014 in Uncategorized

PIERRE — South Dakota legislators would receive $10,000 annually for their service under a plan that cleared its first test Monday.

The annual pay has been $6,000 since 1999. The increase could help more people be able to afford to serve in the L…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: County commission makes right call by not raising pay

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Davison County Commission made a wise, frugal and modest decision last week when its members voted to not give themselves a pay raise for the coming year. 

In a 3-2 vote, commissioners decided to keep their salary at its current rate, whi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Most states’ highest paid state workers are sports coaches — except in Dakotas

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News

The Dakotas are among the few states in the nation where the highest paid state employee is not a football or basketball coach.

South Dakota’s highest paid state employee is a medical doctor.

According to a recent D…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Most states’ highest paid state workers are sports coaches — except in Dakotas

January 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

By Northern Plains News

The Dakotas are among the few states in the nation where the highest paid state employee is not a football or basketball coach.

South Dakota’s highest paid state employee is a medical doctor.

According to a recent D…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Mitchell man seeking lung transplant

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Darl Allen and his wife, Cheryl, both of Mitchell, have moved to Cleveland to await a lung transplant for him, according to information from his family and friends.

Darl, former manager of the Mitchell Regional Landfill, was diagnosed with pulmona…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Mitchell man seeking lung transplant

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

Darl Allen and his wife, Cheryl, both of Mitchell, have moved to Cleveland to await a lung transplant for him, according to information from his family and friends.

Darl, former manager of the Mitchell Regional Landfill, was diagnosed with pulmona…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

No raise for Davison commissioners

January 7, 2014 in Uncategorized

The Davison County commissioners decided not to give themselves raises this year.

The commissioners voted 3-2 to keep their salaries the same, at $14,803.09 annually, during a regular meeting Tuesday morning at the courthouse in Mitchell.

“…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Rationale for county raises is questionable

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

We don’t have issues with pay raises per se, but we once again are questioning how the Davison County Commission decides upon increases for itself and county employees.

Last January, the commission gave uniform raises of 2 percent, plus 50 cent…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

OUR VIEW: Rationale for county raises is questionable

January 2, 2014 in Uncategorized

We don’t have issues with pay raises per se, but we once again are questioning how the Davison County Commission decides upon increases for itself and county employees.

Last January, the commission gave uniform raises of 2 percent, plus 50 cent…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com