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2012 Legislative Session Wrap-Up

Friends, I recently had the opportunity to join the panel of Inside Keloland to discuss the 2012 South Dakota Legislative Session. We had a great dialogue on the major topics of the session. Click on the video link below to … Continue reading

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2012 Legislative Session Wraps Up

Friends: The 2012 South Dakota Legislative Session finished last Friday (March 2). Here is a KELO TV story that focuses on some of my thoughts regarding the 2012 legislative session:

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KELO TV Story: Final Week of Session!

Dear Friends: We have some critical decisions to make during the final week of the 2012 South Dakota Legislative Session. When we leave Pierre on Friday, the legislature will have passed the General Appropriations bill that funds state government for … Continue reading

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Eye on Keloland Story on Social Media Use in Politics

Dear Friends Here is an interesting KELO TV story regarding the effective use of social media platforms as a means of communication by elected officials and political parties. Click on the video below to watch!

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KELO TV Interview on SB 192

Dear Friends: This week in the State Senate, we passed Senate Bill 192 which contains the one time additional money the state may be spending on K-12 education, technical institutes, public colleges and medicaid providers. Here is a KELO TV … Continue reading

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KELOLAND TV Story on Senate Bill 154

KELO TV recently aired a story on one of the bills I am sponsoring this session. I am the prime sponsor of Senate Bill 154 which strengthens our mandatory reporting statutes pertaining to child abuse and neglect situations. I serve … Continue reading

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KSFY Story on the Legislation to Combat Synthetic Marijuana

The Senate Health & Human Services committee passed Senate Bill 23 today which is the first step in the legislative process to combat the sythetic marijuana epidemic that is capturing our state’s youth. Click on the KSFY video below to … Continue reading

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Interview with the School Administrators of South Dakota Association

Friends: The pace of the 2012 South Dakota Legislative Session is starting to pick up! Today is the 8th official day of the 2012 legislative session. Education issues will continue to be at the forefront of our discussions in work … Continue reading

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2012 South Dakota Legislative Session Begins Today!

Dear South Dakotans: I am writing this post today from Pierre as lawmakers from all across the state have descended on the state capital to officially start the 2012 legislative session! The session will begin with Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s “State … Continue reading

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Sen. Schlekeway’s Pre-Legislative Session Open Meeting Schedule

Dear Friends: I hope you are having a blessed Christmas season with your family and friends! With the 2012 South Dakota Legislative Session less than 2 weeks away, it is time once again to announce my schedule of open meeting … Continue reading

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