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SD’s senators back Internet sales tax

May 7, 2013 in The Daily Republic

South Dakota’s U.S. senators sided with states and small businesses in voting Monday for a bill that would require most Internet retailers to pay sales taxes on all eligible purchases. Continue Reading

Thune sponsors bill to benefit ‘job creators’ and cut red tape

November 9, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Sen. John Thune introduced a bill Wednesday that he said would make it easier for businesses to raise capital.
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SD delegation votes for debt-ceiling compromise

August 3, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Johnson, Thune, Noem all express reservations about deal.

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Thune says he’s open to running for VP in 2012

August 1, 2011 in The Daily Republic

On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” South Dakota’s junior senator said he would consider the No. 2 slot on the 2012 Republican ticket.
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Johnson, Thune sponsor bill to help rural hospitals

July 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

WASHINGTON Sens. Tim Johnson and John Thune have co-sponsored legislation to extend a rural hospital mortgage insurance program that has already helped hospitals in 10 states, including South Dakota.
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Federal workers may lose pay if debt deal fails, senator says

July 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The nation’s debt payments, Social Security checks and money owed to veterans and members of the military would almost certainly flow as normal should Congress and the White House fail to reach a debt-ceiling agreement by Tuesday’s deadline, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday.

Federal workers might not be so lucky.

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Thune says ethanol deal stalled

July 28, 2011 in The Daily Republic

A plan to end the ethanol blenders tax credit early in exchange for other forms of help for the biofuels industry isn’t likely to be part of any debt-ceiling deal passed by Congress, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said Wednesday. Continue Reading

THUNE: New agreement marks way forward for biofuels

July 26, 2011 in The Daily Republic

Possibly the most revolutionary change in American agriculture in recent decades is the rise of a biofuels industry, which is currently the only competition to oil. By supporting farmers, creating jobs and generating local tax revenue, ethanol is a powerful driver of economic development for rural communities.
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Thune pushes to revise corps’ master manual

July 13, 2011 in The Daily Republic

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers needs to revise the Missouri River Master Manual, preferably before next spring, Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., told reporters Wednesday.
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Senators’ letter seeking hearings on flooding

July 8, 2011 in The Daily Republic

This is the letter that was sent seeking a congressional hearing on the causes of this year’s historic Missouri River flooding. Continue Reading