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State Reaches Settlement With SDRC, Inc.

The State of South Dakota announced today it has settled its two pending civil lawsuits with SDRC, Inc. related to the federal EB-5 program and the South Dakota Regional Center.

Gov. Daugaard Signs Additional Measures To Replace IM 22

Gov. Dennis Daugaard today signed four ethics bills to replace concepts of Initiated Measure 22 which were supported by the public. The bills are in addition to the five IM 22 replacement measures signed into law last week.

Gov. Daugaard Signs Public Safety Bill

Gov. Dennis Daugaard this afternoon signed into law Senate Bill 176, an Act to preserve the use of public land, to ensure free travel, to enhance emergency response, and to declare an emergency. The bill which passed with a two-thirds majority last week is effective immediately.

Gov. Daugaard Signs Surplus Land Bills

Gov. Dennis Daugaard this morning signed a package of bills which allow the sale of surplus lands owned by the state. The measures include lands and properties on the STAR Academy, State Veterans Home, and State Training School campuses.

State Prison Inmate Dies

Richard Kingston, age 71, passed away March 11 at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

Harding County Fatal Crash

BUFFALO, S.D. ? One person died and another was injured Friday morning in a one-vehicle crash south of Buffalo.

Gov. Daugaard Signs More Bills Into Law

In addition to the Initiated Measure 22 replacement measures, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the following bills into law today, including HB 1001, an Act to revise certain provisions regarding prison or jail population cost estimates.

I-90 Exit 14 Public Meeting and Work on 27th Street

The South Dakota Department of Transportation (SDDOT), in cooperation with the City of Spearfish and Heavy Constructors, will hold an open house style public meeting for the Interstate 90 Exit 14 interchange reconstruction project at the City of Spearfish Commission Chambers located at 625 5th Street on Thursday, March 16, from 5 to 6 p.m.

Governor's Column: State Officials Of All Stripes Upholding IM22 Promise

During the first few weeks of the 2017 Legislative Session, Initiated Measure 22 dominated the headlines. The 14,000-word initiated measure became the center of attention because of the constitutional problems it posed and the bizarre unintended consequences it would create.

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Lt. Gov. Matt Michels will attend the National Lt. Governors? Association Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Gov. Daugaard Signs Bills Into Law

Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed the following bills into law today including HB 1077, An Act to provide for the assignment of certain benefits in dental care insurance coverage.