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Relieving property tax pressure

County government is required by state law to provide for critical local government needs, including law enforcement, courthouses, jails, and infrastructure like roads & bridges.  Today, however, they have only one funding source with which to meet these obligations: Property taxes. On top of this, property taxes are also required to cover a large portion…

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Legislative Update

It was a productive week in Pierre! More bills hit the floor and the pace will only continue to pick up in the house. It did feel great to be home for a few days with Ashton and Tracy but next week will be a busy one. The House of Representatives is the people’s house….

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AAVI Building funding bill passes committee

The Aberdeen Area Veterans (AAVI) building passed through the Senate Military and Veterans Affairs Committee unanimously. Rep. Carl Perry and I testified on its behalf and I am excited to stand up for this important legislation. It’s important that we give heroes who sacrifice so much for us the support they need, and the AAVI…

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Weekly Roundup: State of the State

Friends, as we begin the first week of the 2021 session, I want to thank you again for trusting me to represent our values and our community in Pierre. We have a lot to accomplish, and I’m excited to see what we can get done! 2020 was one of the hardest years we have experienced…

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Rep. Drew Dennert announces bid for re-election

Rep. Drew Dennert announced his candidacy for re-election for District 3 House of Representatives. “It has been a great honor to serve District 3 and the residents of Brown county and I hope to continue serving South Dakota in the State Legislature. If re-elected I will continue to prioritize our agriculture industry, education funding, job…

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