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Sequester cuts cost housing benefits to 239 SD families

February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Federal budget sequestration in 2013 cost 239 South Dakota families their subsidized housing vouchers, according to a new study.

According to Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, some 70,000 fewer low-income families used housing vouche…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Air Force chief wants to curb pay growth

November 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

GRAND FORKS FORKS AIR FORCE BASE — The Air Force’s top officer says the service must curb growth in pay and benefits.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Welsh III, who spoke at the Grand Forks Air Force Base on Monday, said pay, benefits and …continue reading on thedickinsonpress.com

Effort to save Spearfish hatchery will continue

November 18, 2013 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — South Dakota officials have succeeded in keeping the D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery and Archives in Spearfish open this year but that the battle will continue.

A U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service report issued late last…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Automatic spending cuts would bite more in 2014

November 11, 2013 in Uncategorized

By Andrew Taylor

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not just longstanding battles over taxes and curbing mandatory spending that are obstacles to a year-end pact on the budget. Another problem is a perception among some lawmakers that the automatic spendi…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD Guard sends 549 employees home in shutdown

October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — About 549 full-time employees of the South Dakota National Guard have been laid off because of the federal government shutdown.

Guard spokesman Maj. Anthony Deiss says the South Dakota Guard has about 974 full-time employees, and 3…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

SD Guard sends 549 employees home in shutdown

October 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

PIERRE (AP) — About 549 full-time employees of the South Dakota National Guard have been laid off because of the federal government shutdown.

Guard spokesman Maj. Anthony Deiss says the South Dakota Guard has about 974 full-time employees, and 3…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

Group says Spearfish’s D.C. Booth hatchery targeted for closure

August 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

SPEARFISH (AP) — A nonprofit group that supports the 117-year-old D.C. Booth Historic National Fish Hatchery in Spearfish hopes to head off what it says are plans to close the facility in less than two months.The Booth Society Inc. issued a sta…continue reading on mitchellrepublic.com

DVORAK: ‘How I Spent My Furlough’ Facebook page becomes as divisive as the sequester

July 31, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Forced time off is divisive, painful and political, like everything else in Washington these days. Continue Reading

SD National Guard prepares for sequestration furloughs

July 22, 2013 in The Daily Republic

Employees impacted by the furlough would lose nearly 20 percent of their annual paycheck. Continue Reading

Rapid City could lose federal housing funds

June 14, 2013 in The Daily Republic

The allocation might be eliminated next year because of federal sequestration cuts and an increasingly limited HUD budget.
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