The State Houses – What’s At Stake in 2010

Thirty-nine states will be electing a governor during the 2009-2010 election cycle. Of these, eighteen races will not include an incumbent and four incumbents who will be running were not elected to their current position. The recession and huge budget deficits threaten to undercut the power of incumbency for governors running for reelection.

The Current Line-Up


South Dakota

southdakota-stampIncumbent: Dennis Daugaard (R)

Primary Election: June 8, 2010
General Election: November 2, 2010

RATING: Safe Republican Retention

2002 Result: Rounds wins 57%-42%.
2006 Result:
Rounds wins 62%-36%.

Scott Heidepriem    Web Site facebook

Dennis Daugaard
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Gordon Howie   Web Site
Dave Knudson Web Site twitter YouTube facebook
Ken Knuppe Web Site
Scott Munsterman Web Site twitter YouTube

Local Blogs/Media:
Badlands Blue (progressive)
Pure Pierre Politics
South Dakota Politics
South Dakota War College (conservative)

State Resources:
South Dakota SecState Elections

Gubernatorial Debate Video:

Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard debate at Dakotafest, August 18, 2010

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Rasmussen: Daugaard cruising over Heidepriem, 55-36% (10/20/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard’s lead shrinks, but he’s still cruising, 57-33% (10/4/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard maintains advantage, 57-28% (9/8/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard’s huge lead gets larger, 59-27 (8/3/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard maintains big lead, 52-35 (7/6/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard opens general election campaign with big lead, 52-36 (6/10/10)
Rasmussen: Both Knudson & Daugaard have big leads on Heidepriem (5/26/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard building huge Nov lead; Howie support slipping (4/21/10)
Rasmussen: Daugaard emerging as strongest candidate (3/25/10)
Rasmussen: Early poll shows no clear front-runner (2/23/10)

In the News:
A push for vote on minimum wage (SDPB, 9/3/13)
VIDEO: Striving for a living: Union Labor Day picnic launches initiated ballot measure (Argus Leader, 9/2/13)
VIDEO: Democrats begin minimum wage push (KELOLand, 9/2/13)
Groups look to raise the minimum wage (KDLT, 9/2/13)
Former SD governor’s residence to be auctioned Thursday in Rapid City (Argus Leader, 8/20/13)
Task Force: Expansion of Medicaid program would improve health care, but could strain medical providers (AP, 8/20/13)
Former USD law professor to run for governor (Sioux Falls Business Journal, 8/17/13)
Regents seek freeze in tuition, fees in ’15 (Argus Leader, 8/16/13)
Weather forces Gov. Daugaard to reschedule charity skydive (Argus Leader, 8/15/13)
Daugaard open to changes in sex trafficking laws (Argus Leader, 8/14/13)
Federal judge dismisses SD early voting lawsuit (Rapid City Journal, 8/6/13)
SD panel approves rules for armed school sentinels (AP, 8/2/13)
JULY 2013
Blogmore: What changes faster, the climate or Republicans? (Rapid City Journal, 7/25/13)
Flip side of SD’s business-friendly climate: Low wages (Argus Leader, 7/21/13)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard intends to continue cautious budgeting that leads to state surpluses (AP, 7/20/13)
South Dakota basks in rising surplus (Argus Leader, 7/20/13)
Daugaard supports tribes’ foster care efforts (AP, 7/19/13)
Daugaard jokes about Iowa Gov. Branstad’s speeding (AP, 7/19/13)
Study ranks SD among top pro-business states (Sioux Falls Business Journal, 7/18/13)
Gov. Daugaard voices support of tribal foster care proposal (Argus Leader, 7/18/13)
Daugaard creates Disability Task Force (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, 7/15/13)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard building the MMA fight panel he opposed (Argus Leader, 7/13/13)
South Dakota earns top business ranking (Capital Journal, 7/10/13)
And the top state for business is … South Dakota (NBC News, 7/9/13)
CNBC names South Dakota top state for business (Prairie Business, 7/9/13)
VIDEO: South Dakota Democratic Party leader leaves post (Argus Leader, 7/3/13)
Legislative proposal could increase state clout over insurers (Rapid City Journal, 7/2/13)
Daugaard: Plenty of clean air in South Dakota (Rapid City Journal, 7/1/13)
Locked and loaded: South Dakota teachers now able to carry guns (Digital Journal, 7/1/13)
SD school sentinel law begins Monday (KELO, 7/1/13)
South Dakota Medicaid expansion leaves many questions unanswered (KELO, 7/1/13)
JUNE 2013
Schools slow to use law allowing armed teachers (AP, 6/29/13)
Governor says exports key to agricultural growth (AP, 6/27/13)
Rural doctor shortage might pose challenge to Medicaid expansion (Argus Leader, 6/26/13)
EDITORIAL: Panel studies school aid formula (Rapid City Journal, 6/26/13)
Hospitals balk at paying for Medicaid expansion (Argus Leader, 6/26/13)
Daugaard approves bonds for home loans (The Daily Republica, 6/25/13)
Medicaid expansion talks held in Sioux Falls (KELO, 6/25/13)
AUDIO: South Dakota can compete with the best of states – Gov. Dennis Daugaard (WHTC, 6/25/13)
Dakotas are wooing Minnesota workers, companies (Star Tribune, 6/20/13)
Gov. Daugaard cancels special legislative session (Argus Leader, 6/12/13)
State revenue beats budget expectations by $10M (Argus Leader, 6/6/13)
Daugaard calls for review on Division of Insurance procedures (Argus Leader, 6/4/13)
MAY 2013
So why does Mike need Dick against Rick? (Rapid City Journal, 5/28/13)
VIDEO: Legislature prepares for special session on veterans home (KELOLand, 5/24/13)
Blogmore: How about ICWA, burritos and a capital city round table? (Rapid City Journal, 5/23/13)
SD governor calling special legislative session for Hot Springs Veterans Home (AP, 5/23/13)
Democratic forum to discuss controversial legislator group ALEC Friday (Argus Leader, 5/23/13)
VIDEO: Daschle calls Politico story ‘hyperbolic’ (KELOLand, 5/22/13)
Daugaard part of national health task force (AP, 5/22/13)
Gov Daugaard to call for special session of legislature (KELOLand, 5/22/13)
Rounds campaign hires Wadham as general consultant (KELOLand, 5/22/13)
Next up for SD politics — Pat O’Brien? (Political Smokeout, 5/21/13)
Public Lands commissioner won’t run in 2014 (Argus Leader, 5/21/13)
Two Democrats feuding over candidates in SD Senate race (KELOLand, 5/21/13)
Harry Reid, Tom Daschle feud over SD Senate seat (Politico, 5/20/13)
COMMENTARY: Daugaard – SD blessed with infinite variety of state parks (Rapid City Journal, 5/18/13)
VIDEO: Watch Daugaard’s sales pitch at Mall of America (Sioux Falls Business Journal, 5/17/13)
COMMENTARY: Online show busy talking SD politics (Argus Leader, 5/14/13)
How same-sex marriage in MN affects laws in SD (KELOLand, 5/14/13)
Legislative appointment power rankles Democratic leader (Argus Leader, 5/5/13)
Chamber to host Daugaard, school board candidates (Argus Leader, 5/2/13)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard heads to Minnesota, ups effort to lure job seekers (MinnPost, 5/2/13)
APRIL 2013
Herseth Sandlin has eyes on Senate (Argus Leader, 4/23/13)
Daugaard names Lentsch to head state ag dept (Prairie Business, 4/5/13)
SD business, ag leaders head to China (Prairie Business, 4/5/13)
AUDIO: SD Democratic Party has concerns about Ag Secretary (WNAX, 4/4/13)
Daugaard, agriculture & business leaders to leave for China trade mission (KSFY, 4/4/13)
SD lawmakers consider livestock inspection fees (AP, 4/2/13)
AUDIO: South Dakota leading China trade mission (WNAX, 4/2/13)
Legislation will help place lawyers in rural areas (Rapid City Journal, 4/1/13)
MARCH 2013
SD environmental projects get $39 million (AP, 3/30/13)
Former Lt. Gov. Steve Kirby considering run for US Senate (The Hill, 3/28/13)
Tribes to consult on new South Dakota state park (Argus Leader, 3/27/13)
New state park created in South Dakota (Rapid City Journal, 3/25/13)
SD lawmakers uphold fertilizer veto on last day (AP, 3/25/13)
Gov.Daugaard approves $900K for DSU technology programs (Argus Leader, 3/22/13)
EDITORIAL: Medicaid committee an evasion (Rapid City Journal, 3/21/13)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs scholarships bill to recruit teachers (KSOO, 3/21/13)
SD gov OKs bill boosting lawmaker expense payments (AP, 3/21/13)
Politically speaking: Poll shows Rounds, Noem would be formidable in Senate race (Sioux City Journal, 3/21/13)
EDITORIAL: Arming teachers: A misguided step (Sioux City Journal, 3/20/13)
Plan to pay for fertilizer research vetoed by Daugaard (Argus Leader, 3/20/13)
Gov. Daugaard approves state budget; blocks 1 part (KTIV, 3/20/13)
Daugaard signs development incentive program (AP, 3/20/13)
2013 SD Legislature marked by bipartisanship (Capital Journal, 3/18/13)
Some of Legislature’s biggest changes got smallest headlines (Rapid City Journal, 3/17/13)
Despite opposition to proposal, Gov. Daugaard will sign bill regulating fighting sports (Argus Leader, 3/15/13)
Gov. Daugaard: SD can take pride in successful legislative session (Capital Journal, 3/13/13)
Legislature’s rules panel strengthens its processes for overseeing regulations (Rapid City Journal, 3/13/13)
SD governor signs 3 bills on open government (AP, 3/12/13)
VIDEO: South Dakota extends 72-hour abortion waiting period to up to 6 days (Democracy Now!, 3/12/13)
AUDIO: New business incentive plan passes SD Legislature (Public News Service, 3/11/13)
South Dakota extends 72-hour abortion waiting period to exclude weekends and holidays (Think Progress, 3/11/13)
Legislature: Budget follows Daugaard script (Argus Leader, 3/9/13)
South Dakota backing teachers with guns (Daily Political, 3/9/13)
Post-Sandy Hook, South Dakota and Georgia move to protect schools with guns (Christian Science Monitor, 3/9/13)
Shocked by Sandy Hook, South Dakota allows teachers to arm themselves (Christian Science Monitor, 3/8/13)
SD lawmakers wrangle about priorities in budget (KELOLand, 3/8/13)
SD panel OKs budget after dispute (AP, 3/8/13)
Daugaard signs ‘school sentinels’ bill (Argus Leader, 3/8/13)
SD governor signs extended abortion wait period law (Reuters, 3/8/13)
Daugaard to set up study of Medicaid expansion (AP, 3/8/13)
Daugaard signs bill allowing armed personnel in schools (Rapid City Journal, 3/8/13)
Medicaid expansion in South Dakota defeated (Argus Leader, 3/8/13)
Governor approves longer abortion wait in some cases (AP, 3/8/13)
South Dakota becomes first state to allow guns in classrooms (New York Times, 3/8/13)
State budget nears vote today (Argus Leader, 3/7/13)
Economic development incentives approved by South Dakota lawmakers (Argus Leader, 3/7/13)
SD governor signs bill letting schools arm teachers with guns (AP, 3/6/13)
Legislature: Health insurance bill defeated (Argus Leader, 3/6/13)
SD House endorses economic incentives (Argus Leader, 3/6/13)
Legislative roundup: Medicaid, schools, reserves key in budget debate (Argus Leader, 3/6/13)
House passes bill to arm school personnel (Rapid City Journal, 3/5/13)
Governor announces businesses selected for China trade mission (Argus Leader, 2/26/13)
State GOP elects its new leadership team (Rapid City Journal, 2/9/13)
SD Gov. wants flexibility in Medicaid expansion (KELOLand, 2/8/13)
Daugaard: Revenue steady, not increasing (Argus Leader, 2/7/13)
Daugaard signs judicial reform bill (KELOLand, 2/6/13)
VIDEO: Daugaard: Reform doesn’t mean we’re soft on crime (KSFY, 2/6/13)
Pew applauds SD leaders for comprehensive criminal justice reform (Digital Journal, 2/6/13)
Bill forbidding Medicaid expansion fails (Argus Leader, 2/4/13)
Daugaard: Projects strengthen our outdoor heritage (Rapid City Journal, 2/3/13)
Tourism tax first bill signed into law in 2013 (Capital Journal, 2/1/13)
VIDEO: Daugaard pleased criminal justice reform passes (KELOLand, 2/1/13)
Daugaard talks about criminal justice reform (KELOLand, 2/1/13)
Armed ‘sentinels’ in schools passes House after tense debate (Argus Leader, 1/29/13)
South Dakota’s tourism tax becomes permanent (the Daily Caller, 1/29/13)
VIDEO: Daugaard, ‘angry’ legislators clash over fight commission (Argus Leader, 1/25/13)
SD faces gap of uninsured (Argus Leader, 1/20/13)
SD police chiefs advise governor on school safety (AP, 1/16/13)
South Dakota budget-writing committee has new leadership (AP, 1/14/13)
Daugaard: South Dakota business outlook positive (Rapid City Journal, 1/14/13)
What to know in SD legislative session’s second week (AP, 1/13/13)
GOP leader Lust takes calm demeanor into emotional leadership issues in state House (Rapid City Journal, 1/13/13)
Economic development top priority, lawmakers say (Rapid City Journal, 1/12/13)
SD, NM governors take opposing tacks on Medicaid expansion (Kaiser Health News, 1/11/13)
SD lawmakers eyeing business recruitment plans (AP, 1/11/13)
Slow start for new bills (Rapid City Journal, 1/11/13)
On governor’s behalf, GFP asks legislators for one-time aid to assist major attractions (Rapid City Journal, 1/11/13)
SD governor against quick Medicaid expansion (AP, 1/10/13)
Education secretary touts ‘deliver-ology’ (Rapid City Journal, 1/10/13)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard and others file criminal justice reform legislation in SD Senate (KXLG, 1/9/13)
South Dakota could face workforce deficit during next decade (The Collegian, 1/9/13)
SD chief justice urges expansion of drug courts (AP, 1/9/13)
Supreme Court justice to make case for prison reform today (Rapid City Journal, 1/9/13)
West River legislators react to Daugaard’s state of state message (Rapid City Journal, 1/9/13)
SD lawmakers support Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s proposed criminal reform plan (AP, 1/8/13)
10 things to watch for in 2013 legislative session (Rapid City Journal, 1/8/13)
On eve of legislative session, early lines get drawn (Black Hills Pioneer, 1/8/13)
Daugaard talks budget, prisons in annual speech (KELOLand, 1/8/13)
Governor, chief justice form a team to call for ‘smart on crime’ reforms (Capital Journal, 1/8/13)
Experts weigh in on criminal justice package at center of Daugaard’s State of State Address (Argus Leader, 1/8/13)
Gov. Daugaard urges SD Legislature to reform criminal justice system to cut prison costs (AP, 1/8/13)
State of the State Address (KNBN-TV, 1/8/13)
Daugaard to focus on prisons in address (Argus Leader, 1/6/13)
SD lawmakers ready for new debate on school money (AP, 1/6/13)
SD Democrats criticized Gov. Daugaard’s decision to appoint Round ally to economic development board (AP, 1/3/13)
Former gov’s chief of staff appointed to board of economic development (KSFY, 1/3/13)
SD governor leading another trade mission to China (AP, 1/2/13)
Politically speaking: Big 2014 battle in South Dakota as Rounds is in, Johnson seems likely (Sioux City Journal, 11/29/12)
South Dakota panel urges reform of criminal justice system (AP, 11/29/12)
South Dakota Dems say Rounds a nice man but wrong for Senate (Rapid City Journal, 11/29/12)
Rounds to announce Senate plans Thursday (Sioux City Journal, 11/28/12)
Lawmakers say one-time money an issue in South Dakota budget (AP, 11/26/12)
Dauaard working to finalize budget proposal (AP, 11/25/12)
EDITORIAL: Gov. Daugaard, include voter input in new education reform bill (Aberdeen News, 11/18/12)
SD to pay $20 million more for Medicaid (Argus Leader, 11/17/12)
South Dakota opts not to run health care exchange (Argus Leader, 11/16/12)
EDITORIAL: Include voter voice in new education reform bill (Argus Leader, 11/13/12)
Oil and gas committee to propose new legislation (Rapid City Journal, 11/13/12)
Governor still undecided on Medicaid expansion (Rapid City Journal, 11/13/12)
SD health care providers urge Medicaid expansion (AP, 11/13/12)
SD legislators draft potential energy protections (Rapid City Journal, 11/12/12)
Voters stick with GOP despite 10% cuts (Black Hills Pioneer, 11/12/12)
Election: Education reform law turned back (Argus Leader, 11/7/12)
Ballot issues explained (AP, 11/5/12)
Yes-No vote sought on education bill (Aberdeen News, 10/29/12)
OPINION: Vote yes on Referred Law 14 (Argus Leader, 10/29/12)
Rural areas to feel strain as SD population grays (Rapid City Journal, 10/29/12)
IM 15 puts decision with voters on tax for schools, Medicaid (The Daily Republic, 10/29/12)
District 14 House candidates offer plans for ed funding (Sioux Falls Business Journal, 10/28/12)
Opinion: Law 16 and Initiated Measure 15 will help SD education (Aberdeen News, 10/28/12)
Editorial: Measure 15 is a tax increase (Rapid City Journal, 10/28/12)
Voters get to decide whether large projects get state grants (The Daily Republic, 10/27/12)
Hundreds in South Dakota for Governor’s Hunt (KELOLand, 10/27/12)
SD bids farewell to former Sen. McGovern (AP, 10/26/12)
SD ballot issues seen as referendum on governor (AP, 10/24/12)
Referred Law 16: Investing in a few teachers (Black Hills Pioneer, 10/24/12)
Daugaard part of discussion on employing disabled (KELOLand, 10/24/12)
SD meeting looks at drug and alcohol courts (AP, 10/22/12)
Gov. Daugaard extends over-width hay hauling order in South Dakota (KSFY, 10/19/12)
SD Municipal League denies misuse of public funds over ballot measure (KELO, 10/13/12)
Judge orders reprinting of SD voter pamphlets (KELO, 10/12/12)
Education officials talk Referred Law 16 (KELO, 10/11/12)
Governor Daugaard won’t stop upcoming executions (Argus Leader, 10/11/12)
SD panel rejects plan to record closed meetings (AP, 10/10/12)
Explanation and reaction: Referred Law 16 (KELO, 10/8/12)
More South Dakotans registering as independents (KELO, 10/8/12)
Comments to help shape SD wildlife agency review (AP, 10/4/12)
Initiated Measure 15 opponents speak out (KELO, 10/3/12)
South Dakota officials clash over voter pamphlet (KELO, 10/2/12)
Daugaard: Robo calls use ‘misleading half-truths’ (KELO, 9/19/12)
SD business groups join to support referred bill on tax refunds (KELO, 9/19/12)
Robo calls against Republicans under investigation (KELO, 9/19/12)
Governor urges troops to register to vote (KELOLand, 9/17/12)
SD AG explanation of Initiated Measure 15 (Rapid City Journal, 9/15/12)
One-cent sales tax would go to K-12, Medicaid (Rapid City Journal, 9/15/12)
Former SD governor launches 2014 Senate exploratory committee (Washington Post, 9/14/12)
SD panel narrows focus on open government ideas (AP, 9/14/12)
Rounds discusses possible US Senate bid (KELOLand, 9/14/12)
Supporters expect Rounds to run for Senate (Sioux City Journal, 9/13/12)
Rounds says he has not ruled out Senate run (Sioux City Journal, 9/13/12)
Daugaard: Interpreting the ACT (Ainsworth News, 9/12/12)
SD Legislative panel approves school rules (AP, 9/12/12)
SD ballot issues energize campaigns (Argus Leader, 9/9/12)
Editorial: Too much water vs. too little water (Rapid City Journal, 9/8/12)
SD official seeks to increase voter registration (KELOLand, 9/6/12)
South Dakota stresses job skills tests (Argus Leader, 9/4/12)
Considering a costly state criminal justice system (Rapid City Journal, 9/2/12)
FORUM: Task force to make justice system smarter(Rapid City Journal, 9/1/12)
Dakotas lawmakers tour ND oil patch (AP, 8/30/12)
Paying for Missouri River water is unfair, Daugaard tells corps (Argus Leader, 8/28/12)
South Dakota criticizes proposed charge for Missouri River water (AP, 8/27/12)
Daugaard may change travel plans to GOP convention (KCAU-TV, 8/26/12)
SD backs tweak in Voting Rights Act (Argus Leader, 8/25/12)
Governor, AG urge open government (AP, 8/23/12)
Salter to serve as circuit court judge (Argus Leader, 8/22/12)
Vulnerability to estate tax looms for most SD farms (Argus Leader, 8/22/12)
Keeping Ellsworth open (KOTA, 8/13/12)
SD Republicans pleased with Romney’s VP choice (Rapid City Journal, 8/12/12)
Voter registration down in SD, but independents up (Rapid City Journal, 8/11/12)
Voter registration down from four years ago (Rapid City Journal, 8/11/12)
Five questions: Regents must do more with less (Argus Leader, 8/9/12)
State puts fresh focus on open government (Argus Leader, 8/5/12)
11 counties get drought declaration (Rapid City Journal, 8/4/12)
Commentary: State shirks responsibilities with surplus (Rapid City Journal, 8/4/12)
Westbrock appointed to workforce development council (Madison Daily Leader, 8/3/12)
JULY 2012
NRCS offers drought assistance for farmers/ranchers (Rapid City Journal, 7/31/12)
Daugaard meets Japanese ambassador (Political Smokeout, 7/30/12)
SD surplus recasts focus on 2011 cuts (Argus Leader, 7/29/12)
Prison rates create a cost too steep (Rapid City Journal, 7/28/12)
The governor’s golf classic: Where deals get done (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 7/27/12)
SD’s governor talks economy and drought in Dakota Dunes (KTIV, 7/26/12)
Daugaard hints at new businesses in SD (KELOLand, 7/26/12)
Gov. attracting businesses with game of golf (KDLT, 7/26/12)

Abortion foes hail ruling (Argus Leader, 7/25/12)
Appeals court upholds SD abortion suicide advisory (AP, 7/25/12)
Planned Parenthood ‘disappointed’ by ruling (AP, 7/24/12)
Daugaard cold oversee three SD executions (KELOLand, 7/23/12)
State: Threat of fuel scarcity is real (Argus Leader, 7/22/12)
Daugaard: State protecting your tax dollars (Rapid City Journal, 7/21/12)
Commentary: $50 million surplus ignites legislative fight (Argus Leader, 7/21/12)
Daugaard hopes task force eases drought burn (KELOLand, 7/18/12)
Daugaard: ‘Doing nothing is not a good option’ for South Dakota prison reform (KTIV, 7/18/12)
Daugaard & SD leaders work to improve prisons (KELOLand, 7/18/12)
Rising cost of incarceration alarms South Dakota officials (Argus Leader, 7/18/12)
South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard activates state drought task force (KCAU-TV, 7/17/12)
State leaders to focus on crowded prisons (KELOLand, 7/17/12)
Hunhoff questions amount of South Dakota reserve funds (KSFY, 7/16/12)
Democrats criticize budget surplus (KELOLand, 7/16/12)
Daugaard’s inner circle (Argus Leader, 7/15/12)
Agencies asked to boot old rules (Argus Leader, 7/13/12)
Gov. Daugaard addresses long wait for driver licenses in Sioux Falls (KSFY, 7/11/12)
Opinion: Daugaard’s suggestion to review GFP a good idea (Aberdeen News, 7/11/12)
Governor addresses Sioux Falls’ driver exam wait times (AP, 7/11/12)
SD legislative panel approves rural health plan (Sioux City Journal, 7/11/12)
SD legislative panel OKs boost in livestock fee (AP, 7/10/12)
Public health clinics to expand in South Dakota (Rapid City Journal, 7/9/12)
Daugaard seeks independent review of Game Fish & Parks (KSFY, 7/7/12)
Governor’s chief of staff to visit GF&P panel (Daily Republic, 7/6/12)
South Dakota’s budget picture gets rosier (Argus Leader, 7/5/12)
Wait and see on health law (Argus Leader, 7/5/12)
JUNE 2012
SD colleges show weaknesses (AP, 6/30/12)
In SD, top officials lament, hospitals praise SCOTUS ruling (Argus Leader, 6/29/12)
Commentary: State choice might be good for South Dakota (Argus Leader, 6/29/12)
SD governor dismayed by health care ruling (CBS MoneyWatch, 6/29/12)
SD delegation reaction split along party lines (KELOLand, 6/28/12)
Daugaard: SD will wait for election to implement law (KELOLand, 6/28/12)
SD Attorney General: Healthcare decision threatens states (KSFY, 6/28/12)
SD gov will delay health changes until election (Rapid City Journal, 6/28/12)
Gov. Daugaard dismayed by health care ruling (KSFY, 6/28/12)
S. Dakota lawmakers weigh in on health care ruling (KSFY, 6/28/12)
SD spent $8,252 to challenge health law (Argus Leader, 6/27/12)
SD’s delayed work on health care won’t change (KSFY, 6/27/12)
Opinion: Voters should decide fate of teacher-pay bill (Aberdeen News, 6/24/12)
Tenets of GOP platform challenge governor (Argus Leader, 6/23/12)
Commentary: South Dakota’s Democrats in flux (Argus Leader, 6/23/12)
Governor waives limit on fuel tanker operation hours (Argus Leader, 6/22/12)
Ag development topic of governor’s summit (Argus Leader, 6/22/12)
Teacher bonus pay steps toward ballot (Argus Leader, 6/19/12)
Teacher-bonus bill goes to vote (AP, 6/19/12)
Petition drive turns in signatures; sets the stage for a November vote (Public News Service, 6/19/12)
Divided opinions on teacher bonus bill (KELOLand, 6/18/12)
SD teachers union seeks public vote on bonus bill (AP, 6/18/12)
Teachers: Number of signatures indicates support for vote on education reform (Argus Leader, 6/18/12)
Four parts of House Bill 1234 (KELOLand, 6/18/12)
State budget shows rosier fiscal forecast (Argus Leader, 6/14/12)
Governor reaches out to tea party (Argus Leader, 6/14/12)
Dennis Daugaard – A mid-term snapshot (News in Faith, 6/11/12)
Tribe still pursuing Sioux Falls casino resort (Daily Republic, 6/11/12)
Statues honor former governors (Rapid City Journal, 6/11/12)
Daugaard endorsements sign of split in state Republican Party (Rapid City Journal, 6/11/12)
Commentary: Showing primary election support backfires (Argus Leader, 6/9/12)
Election 2012: SD legislative races decided (Aberdeen News, 6/7/12)
Rampelberg rides governor endorsement to victory, Jensen wins without it (Rapid City Journal, 6/6/12)
Daugaard hubris leads to counterproductive senate endorsements (Madville Times, 6/6/12)
Republicans score big in South Dakota battles (Aberdeen News, 6/6/12)
Voters shake-up the South Dakota Legislature (KSFY, 6/6/12)
Legislature: State races reflect clout of tea party (Argus Leader, 6/6/12)
Opinion: First steps to open government (Aberdeen News, 6/6/12)
Three candidates endorsed by Daugaard lose Senate bids (KELOland, 6/5/12)
SD House speaker loses bid to move to state senate (KELOLand, 6/5/12)
Daugaard-backed candidates face South Dakota primary foes (Rapid City Journal, 6/5/12)
Early voting turnout lags last year for election season (Rapid City Journal, 6/2/12)
MAY 2012
Daugaard criticized for primary endorsements (Rapid City Journal, 5/29/12)
Jensen slams governor for taking sides in District 33 race (Rapid City Journal, 5/25/12)
Daugaard picks favorites in handful of GOP primaries (Rapid City Journal, 5/22/12)
Interest in South Dakota oil and gas leases continues (Rapid City Journal, 5/6/12)
Editorial: State must be ready for oil boom (Rapid City Journal, 5/6/12)
‘Drill, baby, drill’ is coming to Indian Country (Huffington Post, 5/6/12)
Top SD Republican Party officials embrace Romney (Rapid City Journal, 5/4/12)
Democratic leader blasts gov’s remarks on Democrats (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 5/4/12)
State geologist sees untapped potential for South Dakota oil (Rapid City Journal, 5/4/12)
Oil conference examines South Dakota benefits (Rapid City Journal, 5/3/12)
ND officials help SD leaders prepare for oil boom (Rapid City Journal, 5/3/12)
Judge throws out tribes’ lawsuit on Sioux nickname (Rapid City Journal, 5/2/12)
GOP keeping grip on SD voter registration advantage (ArgusPoliBlog, 5/2/12)
Commentary: Education summit needed (Rapid City Journal, 5/1/12)
Gov. Daugaard: Top students make South Dakota proud (Argus Leader, 5/1/12)
APRIL 2012
Farm bill delay puts rural economic momentum at risk (Argus Leader, 4/30/12)
Daugaard urges local Republicans to show party loyalty in November (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 4/30/12)
Video: Chinese delegates hope to make USD trips a tradition (KTIV, 4/28/12)
SD effort seeks to get jobless back to work sooner (AP, 4/27/12)
USD hosting Chinese business leaders (Argus Leader, 4/24/12)
SD governor on tour of Afghanistan to meet troops (KTIV, 4/18/12)
Lt. Gov. Michels moves to part-time role (KTIV, 4/17/12)
SD Gaming Commission gets new member (The Daily Republic, 4/16/12)
Daugaard praises pheasant hunting and its boost to SD economy (The Daily Republic, 4/15/12)
Evolution of Governor’s Hunt detailed at historical society meeting (Aberdeen News, 4/15/12)
Judge OKs reduced increases for South Dakota pensioners (Rapid City Journal, 4/12/12)
South Dakota Democrats ask judge to put 2 candidates on ballot (Rapid City Journal, 4/11/12)
Gov. Daugaard says state studying prison population (KSFY, 4/10/12)
Teachers urged to quit South Dakota reform law referral (Rapid City Journal, 4/6/12)
Teachers get no help on reform law referral (Argus Leader, 4/5/12)
Editorial: State right to join health care lawsuit (Rapid City Journal, 4/4/12)
Commentary: A reform plan for education (Rapid City Journal, 4/4/12)
Opinion: Time for real education reform (Rapid City Journal, 4/3/12)
Editorial: State late to China trade party (Rapid City Journal, 4/1/12)
MARCH 2012
South Dakota legislative races focus on education, economy (Rapid City Journal, 3/30/12)
State Chamber plans to oppose Daugaard’s economic development law referral (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, 3/29/12)
Daugaard calls home to report trade opportunity (Rapid City Journal, 3/29/12)
SD governor says China trade mission productive (AP, 3/28/12)
Editorial: Education could be election issue (Rapid City Journal, 3/25/12)
State lawmaker seeks public vote on planning panel (Rapid City Journal, 3/25/12)
State delegation leaves today for China trade trip (Rapid City Journal, 3/22/12)
Editorial: Daugaard’s vetoes come through (Rapid City Journal, 3/22/12)
Attempts to overturn governor’s vetoes fall short (The Collegian, 3/21/12)
Daugaard on legislative accomplishments (KELOLand, 3/21/12)
Governor vetoes bill that would have given tax breaks to some wind energy projects (North American Wind Power, 3/20/12)
Three vetoes survive (Argus Leader, 3/20/12)
Veto of concealed weapons bill stands (Rapid City Journal, 3/20/12)
GOP SD governor vetoes bill allowing concealed carry of firearms without a permit (Think Progress, 3/19/12)
House fails to override gun bill veto (Rapid City Journal, 3/19/12)
Audio: Lawmakers discuss concealed weapons, billboard bills (Rapid City Journal, 3/19/12)
Rapid City’s billboard ban stands; House unable to override governor’s veto (Rapid City Journal, 3/19/12)
SD House fails to override tax refund veto (AP, 3/19/12)
Legislature fails to override Daugaard’s veto of energy tax rebates bill (Rapid City Journal, 3/19/12)
New SD law opens all public employee contracts (Sioux City Journal, 3/18/12)
Editorial: Sustain’s governor’s veto of SB157 (Rapid City Journal, 3/18/12)
Daugaard rejects gun bill (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 3/17/12)
Veto of energy bill disappoints industry groups (Rapid City Journal, 3/17/12)
Governor vetoes billboard bill (Rapid City Journal, 3/17/12)
Governor nixes concealed weapons permit bill (Rapid City Journal, 3/17/12)
Editorial: Politicians assault education (Aberdeen News, 3/16/12)
Concealed weapons bill vetoed by SD governor (Christian Science Monitor, 3/16/12)
Daugaard vetoes tax refunds for energy projects (Rapid City Journal, 3/16/12)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs $4 billion SD budget (Businessweek, 3/16/12)
Daugaard issues new vetoes (Aberdeen News, 3/14/12)
SD Governor signs new teacher evaluation law (Education Week, 3/14/12)
Daugaard signs education reform bill (Rapid City Journal, 3/13/12)
Editorial: A better plan for education (Aberdeen News, 3/13/12)
Video: Daugaard signs teacher bonus bill, union opposes changes (KTIV, 3/13/12)
Daugaard taking time on billboard bill decision (Rapid City Journal, 3/8/12)
Teachers want public vote on governor’s education plan (Rapid City Journal, 3/8/12)

SD Education Association vows statewide vote on reform bill (Aberdeen News, 3/7/12)
Governor signs education measures, abortion law modification (Rapid City Journal, 3/6/12)
Governor signs abortion-law modifications (Rapid City Journal, 3/5/12)
Education dominates 2012 Legislative session (Rapid City Journal, 3/4/12)
Teach for America program gets state funding (Rapid City Journal, 3/3/12)
South Dakota Legislature approves $4 billion state budget (Sioux City Journal, 3/3/12)
SD lawmakers break impasse on state budget (Rapid City Journal, 3/2/12)
South Dakota wind energy could benefit from tax refund scheme (Huffington Post, 3/2/12)
SD Legislature approves tax breaks for wind farms (CBS Moneywatch, 3/2/12)
Daugaard weighs concealed carry bill (Rapid City Journal, 3/2/12)
Lawmakers kill attempts to give one-time money to schools, medical providers (Rapid City Journal, 3/2/12)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard heads to China this month (Rapid City Journal, 3/2/12)
Legislature creates tax refund program for large energy projects (Rapid City Journal, 3/1/12)
Gov. Daugaard signs Deadwood gaming bill (Rapid City Journal, 3/1/12)
Lawmakers override Daugaard veto (Rapid City Journal, 3/1/12)
SD governor vetoes tax break for livestock bedding (Rapid City Journal, 3/1/12)
Law enforcement wary of concealed carry bill before governor (Rapid City Journal, 3/1/12)
Teaching package wins approval by a single vote (Black Hills Pioneer, 3/1/12)
SD lawmakers approve bonus pay, extra school money (Rapid City Journal, 3/1/12)
S. Dakota bill on anti-bullying awaits House vote (AP, 3/1/12)
SD lawmakers preparing to pass next state budget (CBS Moneywatch, 3/1/12)
SD lawmakers pass version of Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s teacher bonus, scholarship plan (AP, 2/29/12)
Education reform bill passes House, heads to Daugaard (Rapid City Journal, 2/29/12)
Senate approves extra money for South Dakota schools (Rapid City Journal, 2/29/12)
Lawmakers preparing to pass next state budget (KELO, 2/29/12)
Lawmakers leave fall referendum on ballot (Rapid City Journal, 2/28/12)
SD voters will decide on balanced budget amendment (CBS Moneywatch, 2/28/12)
Daugaard: WINS will improve health care (Rapid City Journal, 2/28/12)
Teacher tenure at heart of HB1234 (Rapid City Journal, 2/20/12)
SD Gov. Daugaard signs ag property bill into law (Bloomberg Businessweek, 2/15/12)
Proposal to create Legislature planning committee passes House (Rapid City Journal, 2/14/12)
Editorial: Give bonus to all math, science teachers (Rapid City Journal, 2/14/12)
House lawmakers ban abortion from subsidized health care plans (Rapid City Journal, 2/14/12)
State House passes governor’s education (Rapid City Journal, 2/13/12)
Daugaard school plans pass (Governors Journal, 2/13/12)
Contract award irks SD firms (Argus Leader, 1/23/12)
SD lawmakers try again to update business law (Argus Leader, 1/23/12)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s education reform bill released today (Argus Leader, 1/23/12)
Teacher pay low, by any measure (Argus Leader, 1/22/12)
Year-round lawmakers? (KELO, 1/21/12)
Handgun bill, Daugaard reforms hot topics at crackerbarrel (Rapid City Journal, 1/21/12)
Governor says SD agency helped create 3,000 jobs (CBS News, 1/20/12)
Daugaard: Assess teachers by progress of students during school year (Argus Leader, 1/20/12)
Democrats slam governor’s school plan (Argus Leader, 1/20/12)
Video: Gov. Dennis Daugaard interview with editorial board (Argus Leader, 1/20/12)
Commentary: Regarding Daugaard’s plan for education (Black Hills Pioneer, 1/19/12)
Educators, legislators discuss governor’s reform proposals (Aberdeen News, 1/18/12)
Opinion: Daugaard to teachers: Go and earn your raises (The Daily Republic, 1/18/12)
Commentary: Education plan can’t please everyone (Rapid City Journal, 1/18/12)
Editorial: Why rush recruitment contract? (Argus Leader, 1/17/12)
On trip to Mitchell, Daugaard touts his proposal for teachers, students (The Daily Republic, 1/17/12)
Editorial: A bad plan for education (Aberdeen News, 1/17/12)
Daugaard: Early feedback on merit pay for teachers 50-50 (Argus Leader, 1/17/12)
Commentary: About time for education reform (Rapid City Journal, 1/17/12)
Lawmaker wants welfare recipients drug tested (Rapid City Journal, 1/16/12)
SD governor says he won’t pursue health exchange (Insurance Journal, 1/16/12)
Education reform draws praise, doubt (Argus Leader, 1/15/12)
Governor waiting on health care implementation (Rapid City Journal, 1/14/12)
Daugaard defends education reform proposals in Rapid City (Rapid City Journal, 1/12/12)
Legislative panel probes secrecy violation (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/2/12)
FORUM: State came through difficult year (Rapid City Journal, 1/2/12)
Balanced budget amendment could help SD’s credit rating (Rapid City Journal, 1/2/12)
Medicaid prospects perk up (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/1/12)
Taxation, economic growth worth attention in South Dakota (Aberdeen News, 12/31/11)
Gov. Daugaard making workforce training a priority (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/28/11)
A year in review from Gov. Dennis Daugaard (KSFY, 12/27/11)
Plan aims to put more doctors in small towns (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/26/11)
SD prepares new grading of schools (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/24/11)
Superintendent: More education funding needed (KELO, 12/19/11)
Gov. Daugaard recruits California companies (KSFY, 12/19/11)
Budget, abortion among issues facing Legislature (Rapid City Journal, 12/18/11)
Legislative session might bring good news, lawmaker says (Rapid City Journal, 12/18/11)
Opinion: Governor presents a ‘sore winner’s’ budget (Rapid City Journal, 12/17/11)
Universities face $6.2 million shortfall (Aberdeen News, 12/17/11)
More money encourages colleges (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/15/11)
Opinion: Daugaard has a solid plan (Aberdeen News, 12/15/11)
Defining the role of higher education (Black Hills Pioneer, 12/14/11)
Daugaard proposes $6.1M for beetle fight (Black Hills Pioneer, 12/13/11)
Kindness pays off: South Dakota No. 1 for small business (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/13/11)
State budget plan gets thumbs up from Aberdeen school board (Aberdeen News, 12/13/11)
Budget views, good and bad (Rapid City Journal, 12/13/11)
Salary catch-up for state workers may be tweaked (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/12/11)
Editorial: 2013 budget signals turnaround (Rapid City Journal, 12/11/11)
Daugaard’s budget calls for $1M to defend abortion law, other cases (Rapid City Journal, 12/11/11)
Opinion: Daugaard has state on right fiscal path (The Daily Republic, 12/8/11)
SD health officials remain skeptical after budget proposal (KDLT, 12/7/11)
Proposed Medicaid funding increase brings hope, skepticism (Rapid City Journal, 12/7/11)
SD school officials pleased with governor’s budget (Aberdeen News, 12/7/11)
South Dakota budget: Schools would receive state aid increase (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/7/11)
South Dakota budget: Reaction (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/7/11)
South Dakota budget: A lift for employees, schools (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/7/11)
South Dakota budget: At a glance (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/7/11)
Editorial: 5 percent bonus goes too far (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/7/11)
Budget outlook improving for SD (KDLT, 12/6/11)
Educators: Proposal a step in right direction (KELO, 12/6/11)
Daugaard proposal increases spending (KELO, 12/6/11)
Lawmakers hope to increase funding levels (KELO, 12/6/11)
Daugaard proposes increase in funds for schools and medical providers (Rapid City Journal, 12/6/11)
SD governor proposes pay raise for state workers (CBS News, 12/6/11)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard: The 2013 budget (South Dakota State News, 12/6/11)
Gov. Daugaard proposes 3% raises for state employees, plus 5% bonus (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/6/11)
Governor finalizing state budget address (KELO, 12/5/11)
Daugaard remains cautious as South Dakota’s budget outlook improves (Rapid City Journal, 12/5/11)
Tourism tax revenue dips (Aberdeen News, 12/5/11)
SD official says state budget outlook improving (Rapid City Journal, 12/4/11)
State workers on tap for raise next year (Rapid City Journal, 12/4/11)
Legislators predict changes in SD budget (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, 12/4/11)
Governor looking to invest after $127M in cuts (Aberdeen News, 12/3/11)
After cuts, Daugaard pondering ‘strategic investments’ (Mitchell Republic, 12/3/11)
Manufacturing leads resurgence in jobs (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/3/11)
Superintendent says some state funding could return (Rapid City Journal, 12/2/11)
DWU legislative poll: Daugaard gets high marks, GOP legislators favor Gingrich (The Daily Republic, 12/1/11)
Editorial: Governor must lead reinvestment (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 11/30/11)
Lawmakers criticize Missouri River flood response (Rapid City Journal, 11/30/11)
Opinion: Civic engagement is way of life in South Dakota (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 11/28/11)
State still in hot water financially but it is not as hot as it has been (Dakota Voice, 11/28/11)
SD GOP: The voters are watching (Dakota Voice, 11/28/11)
Editorial: Solving Medicaid shortfall difficult (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 11/27/11)
Opinion: SD must invest in K-12 education (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 11/27/11)
Daugaard: South Dakota picture gets brighter (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 11/27/11)
South Dakota budget has rosier view (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 11/27/11)
Editorial: Speak up about school budget cuts (Rapid City Journal, 11/27/11)
Some schools worry about state help ahead of rigorous new curriculum (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 11/27/11)
Flood caused damage, financial loss to SD parks (Rapid City Journal, 11/26/11)
State reaches deal on Blood Run State Park (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 11/26/11)
Daugaard acts to ease way to send more hay to Texas (The Daily Republic, 11/25/11)
SD to buy 325 acres of Blood Run National Historic Landmark (Sioux City Journal, 11/24/11)
State awards $2M in grants to improve roads (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 11/24/11)
Editorial: Looking to recruit from California is a good idea (Madison Daily Leader, 11/22/11)
SD Governor looks to lure California businesses (Rapid City Journal, 11/19/11)
South Dakota enticing CEOs to move companies (North County Times, 11/19/11)
State auditors track funds that went awry for jet engines (Aberdeen News, 11/18/11)
SD Gov fills legislature vacancy (KDLT, 11/17/11)
10,000 job openings in South Dakota (KELO, 11/16/11)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard calls pipeline legislation premature (Argus Leader, 11/16/11)
Daugaard terms Keystone XL pipeline situation fluid (Rapid City Journal, 11/16/11)
Region sees labor shortage (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 11/16/11)
Daugaard highlights worker shortage (The Daily Republic, 11/16/11)
Lack of skilled workers preventing business expansion (KSFY, 11/15/11)
Slandering the red states, part IV: The Lieutenant Governor (Powerline, 11/15/11)
Manufacturing companies find help is hard to get (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 11/15/11)
Budget cuts shouldn’t target poor, advocates say (Argus Leader, 11/14/11)
Corps pledges to use lessons from flooding (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, 11/5/11)
Daugaard urges better Missouri River management (Rapid City Journal, 11/3/11)
Gov. Dennis Daugaard urges better Missouri River management (Argus Leader, 11/3/11)
Commentary: Health providers should be paid fairly (Rapid City Journal, 11/2/11)
ACLU to probe if SD breaks child-protection laws (Rapid City Journal, 11/1/11)
ACLU to probe if SD breaks child protection laws (KDLT, 11/1/11)
Hiring veterans should help SD businesses succeed (Madison Daily Leader, 10/31/11)
The final hour of signature gathering arrives for SD 2012 proposed initiatives (Ballot News, 10/31/11)
Audio: Tribes question foster group’s power and influence (NPR, 11/26/11)
Daugaard: Fundraising clubs reflect open spirit (Rapid City Journal, 10/23/11)
SD gov policy on hunting checks draws criticism (KCAU-TV, 10/21/11)
Critics fire at Daugaard directive on hunting checks GF&P Commission surprised by policy change (Rapid City Journal, 10/21/11)
2011 flood offers valuable lessons (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, 10/20/11)
Daugaard policy directive puts limits on private land access by GF&P (Rapid City Journal, 10/19/11)
Governor appoints Rapid City men to 7th Circuit bench (Rapid City Journal, 10/19/11)
Governors vow to press Army corps for changes to river control (Sioux City Journal, 10/19/11)
SD officials lobby against power plant rule (KCAU-TV, 10/17/11)
Strong landowner interest in Black Hills Forest Initiative (KOTA, 10/17/11)
Superintendents pressed to step up their own education (Argus Leader, 10/15/11)
Drug tests may be required to get SD jobless benefits (Rapid City Journal, 10/14/11)
As North Dakota booms, experts say S. Dakota oil and gas resources are ‘under-explored’ (Aberdeen News, 10/14/11)
Opinion: Importance of education funding (Aberdeen News, 10/11/11)
State launches new small business lending program (Rapid City Journal, 10/9/11)
South Dakota’s per capita income in 2010 22nd in nation (Rapid City Journal, 10/7/11)
State gets grant to help boost business exports (Argus Leader, 10/7/11)
South Dakota receives grant to increase exports (KSFY, 10/7/11)
Bigger South Dakota paychecks (KELO, 10/6/11)
South Dakota among top states in income growth (Argus Leader, 10/6/11)
Wind panel unable to reach agreement on state tax breaks (Aberdeen News, 10/5/11)
Video: Hyperion plant gets support of Gov. Daugaard (KITV, 10/5/11)
Governor gets personal in state business expansion (Rapid City Journal, 10/5/11)
Legislative panel urges cut in wind farm construction taxes (Argus Leader, 10/5/11)
State starts new loan program for small businesses (Argus Leader, 10/4/11)
State confronts high cost of chronic illness (Argus Leader, 10/2/11)
More than 600 people invited to Governor’s annual buffalo roundup (Argus Leader, 10/2/11)
Daugarrds leading USD’s Dakota Days parade (Argus Leader, 10/1/11)
Opinion: Do SD Democrats have good reason for complaints in redistricting (Abderdeen News, 9/30/11)
Governor praises new GF&P complex for beauty, lack of tax dollars (Rapid City Journal, 9/30/11)
Daugaard says he supports oil pipeline (Bloomberg Businessweek, 9/29/11)
Video: Daugaard reflects on flood response, rough road ahead (KTIV, 9/28/11)
Video: Daugaard shares challenges of first year as Governor (KTIV, 9/28/11)
South Dakota manufacturing rebounds from recession (KTIV, 9/28/11)
Daugaard’s ban on land-buying stirs hunter debate in South Dakota (Argus Leader, 9/26/11)
Abortion law gets boost from out of state (Argus Leader, 9/26/11)
Poverty hitting South Dakota children hard (Argus Leader, 9/26/11)
State board approves water, waste projects (Argus Leader, 9/22/11)
Daugaard, legislators back more openness (Argus Leader, 9/20/11)
Lawmakers talk about open records law (KELOLAND, 9/20/11)
Gov. Daugaard: Every public employee contract should be an open record (Argus Leader, 9/19/11)
Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota’s top tweeter (KELOLAND, 9/18/11)
Editorial: Guest, donor lists good start (Rapid City Journal, 9/18/11)
SD to hold flood forums for affected businesses (KTIV, 9/16/11)
Editorial: Actions will define Daugaard on open government (Argus Leader, 9/15/11)
The reality of Daugaard’s new initiative (KELOLAND, 9/13/11)
Daugaard touts commitment to open government (Argus Leader, 9/13/11)
Commentary: Sunshine and secrets in government (Rapid City Journal, 9/13/11)
Parties sound off on Daugaard’s open intiative (KELOLAND, 9/13/11)
Audio: SD Gov. Daugaard discusses his commercials which try to entice IL businesses to move to SD (WGN, 9/13/11)
Daugaard: ‘Hint of promise’ in state budget (KELOLAND, 9/12/11)
Gov. Daugaard gets high ratings in SD survey (The Daily Republic, 9/12/11)
State forgives court costs in exchange for 10-year ban on school funding challenges (Argus Leader, 9/12/11)
Governor touts open government (Argus Leader, 9/12/11)
State leaders set to strut SD stuff at annual buffalo roundup (Argus Leader, 9/12/11)
Ethics rules for state workers weak, critics say (Argus Leader, 9/11/11)
South Dakotans give Gov. Daugaard high marks (Rapid City Journal, 9/11/11)
Gov. Daugaard begins touring SD businesses (KDLT, 9/8/11)
Mitt Romney giving speech at Chamber’s annual meeting (Argus Leader, 9/8/11)
Uncertain funding trips up schools (Argus Leader, 9/7/11)
Public employees ever fewer in SD (Argus Leader, 9/5/11)
Schools’ funding complaint rejected (Argus Leader, 9/2/11)
Gov, Lt. Gov. to visit state’s largest employers (Sioux Falls Business Journal, 9/1/11)
SD lawmakers mixed on education lawsuit ruling (KELOLand, 9/1/11)
Both sides react to school funding ruling (KELOLand, 9/1/11)
Dakota Poll: Parents satisfied with SD’s public education system (Mitchell Republic, 9/1/11)
SD Supreme Court upholds system for school district funding (KSFY, 9/1/11)
Daugaard supports proposed Keystone XL pipeline (The Daily Republic, 9/1/11)
Daugaard joins call for wind energy tax credit renewals (Argus Leader, 8/31/11)
Frozen university salaries stoke fears of faculty drain (Argus Leader, 8/28/11)
Daugaard: Come for low taxes, stay awhile (Argus Leader, 8/23/11)
SD Retirement System recovers investment losses (Rapid City Journal, 8/22/11)
Legislation would require Internet retailers to pay state sales tax (Sioux Falls Business Journal, 8/3/11)
Daugaard expresses importance of lab, working to ensure success (Black Hills Pioneer, 8/1/11)
JULY 2011
Gov. Daugaard: Balanced budget, the South Dakota way (South Dakota State News, 7/29/11)
Short-term pinch no problem in S. Dakota (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/29/11)
Six months in, Daugaard keeps his principles but adapts to the faster pace (Aberdeen News, 7/28/11)
Court ruling frees up justice appointment (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/28/11)
Business grant referendum hurting South Dakota, governor says (Aberdeen News, 7/26/11)
Daugaard meets with Corps officials (KSFY, 7/26/11)
Gov Daugaard will interview four finalists for SD Supreme Court post (Aberdeen News, 7/25/11)
Corps alerted to coming flood (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/24/11)
Proposed health standards provoke criticism from religious groups (Rapid City Journal, 7/24/11)
Editorial: Put issue of raising state sales tax to vote of people (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/24/11)
Sales tax haul up 9% (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/22/11)
Group plans initiated measure to hike SD sales tax (KELO, 7/21/11)
State ends fiscal year with balanced budget, full reserves (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/21/11)
SD tax refund program likely headed to public vote (KELO, 7/19/11)
Panel examines exemptions from state sales tax (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/17/11)
As Congress struggles with debt ceiling, SD lawmaker says state could set example (KOTA-TV, 7/13/11)
Lawmakers take close look at tax exemptions in pursuit of revenue (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/13/11)
SD state workers losing right to appeal layoffs (KELO, 7/13/11)
SD lawmakers look at tax exemptions (KELO, 7/12/11)
Commentary: Harmony at top brings domination for SD GOP (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/10/11)
SD makes pitch for biotech businesses (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/9/11)
State is making progress on making government transparent (Madison Daily Leader, 7/8/11)
Federal court in SD orders temporary halt to new state abortion law (Courthouse News Service, 7/8/11)
SD Attorney General wants consensus on abortion law (KOTA-TV, 7/8/11)
Governor and tribe announce gaming compact (Moody County Enterprise, 7/5/11)
Flooding: Yankton residents wait to see full effects of water (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, 7/2/11)
South Dakota abortion law on hold (KOTA-TV, 7/1/11)
JUNE 2011
Injunction means abortion restrictions on hold (KELO, 6/30/11)
Tribe wins big in bid to expand Royal River Casino (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/29/11)
SD Democrats submit signatures to challenge business incentives (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/28/11)
SD tax refund program might be headed to vote (Bloomberg Businessweek, 6/27/11)
Petition drive fails to refer governor’s health-care laws (Rapid City Journal, 6/27/11)
In SD, abortion counseling meant to discourage (KOTA-TV, 6/26/11)
Officials keep close eye on rising water (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, 6/21/11)
Adviser: Daugaard will choose SD Court Justice by fall (Mitchell Republic, 6/20/11)
Petitions would put new laws to a vote (Rapid City Journal, 6/20/11)
Legislature’s budget panel meets this week (Argus Leader, 6/20/11)
Corps caught in the middle (Rapid City Journal, 6/20/11)
Commentary: Nature, not the Corps of Engineers, is driving the flood (Bismarck Tribune, 6/19/11)
Quick response to rising river still left anxious moments (Rapid City Journal, 6/19/11)
Opinion: No time to bother bashing feds (Rapid City Journal, 6/19/11)
Torrent of blame: Complaints crest about Corps of Engineers’ actions (Rapid City Journal, 6/19/11)
Daugaard disappointed at decision to increase releases at Oahe Dam (Mitchell Republic, 6/18/11)
Missouri River communities settle in for long haul (Argus Leader, 6/16/11)
Governor: Reserves will cover flood prevention costs (KSFY, 6/15/11)
Study ranks South Dakota as second-freest state (Sioux City Journal, 6/11/11)
Democratic Party had makes unplanned appearance at Noem event (Rapid City Journal, 6/9/11)
State GOP moving headquarters to Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/7/11)
Responding to budget cuts (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/6/11)
Corps feels heat as the river rises (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/5/11)
Q&A: Downstream clout tends to sway management (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/5/11)
Regents chief talks budget cut aftermath (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/5/11)
As water flows, SD officials weigh what’s next (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/4/11)
Daugaard: State is ‘scambling’ as Missouri River rises (Yankton Daily Press & Dakotan, 6/4/11)
Daugaard: State rising to challenge of flooding (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/3/11)
MAY 2011
South Dakota continues slide to bottom of education funding (Rapid City Journal, 5/31/11)
Pierre, downstream cities brace for river’s wrath (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/30/11)
Editorial: Valhalla tours a step in the right direction (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/29/11)
Video: Grand Falls Casino – days away from boom at the border (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/29/11)
SD sued on abortion law (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/28/11)
State is prepared to file legal response to abortion lawsuit (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/27/11)
Planned Parenthood sues SD over 3-day abortion wait (Rapid City Journal, 5/27/11)
Proposal alarms state workers (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/26/11)
Commentary: Aviation could land elsewhere (Rapid City Journal, 5/23/11)
SD governor plans to start meeting tribal leaders (KCAU-TV, 5/23/11)
Valhalla doors open to the public (Rapid City Journal, 5/21/11)
Federal funds dry up for regional water project (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/21/11)
Editorial: Schools duck pain of budget cuts (Rapid City Journal, 5/19/11)
More schools go to four-day week to trim costs (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/17/11)
Daugaard, Noem talk budget, self-reliance before local Republicans (Rapid City Journal, 5/14/11)
Report: Medicaid change would hit hard in SD (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/13/11)
State questioning mail transfer plan (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/11/11)
Penitentiary changes outlined after guard’s slaying (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/10/11)
State asks national group to review prison (KELO, 5/10/11)
Daugaard talks about state penitentiary changes (KDLT, 5/9/11)
Lawmakers pick members of study committees (Rapid City Journal, 5/9/11)
Abortion law in limbo (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/5/11)
SD legislators debate Daugaard effectiveness (Sioux City Journal, 5/5/11)
Daugaard pledges to examine infant mortality rates (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/4/11)
SD finance laws offer loopholes for campaign donors (Rapid City Journal, 5/1/11)
Deep pocket PACs fund local legislators (Rapid City Journal, 5/1/11)
APRIL 2011
Dominoes begin to fall locally after state education cuts (The Daily Republic, 4/30/11)
Editorial: Listen closely to what Gov. Daugaard doesn’t say (The Daily Republic, 4/29/11)
Daugaard urges South Dakotans to coax in business prospects (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/27/11)
Local school districts struggle with less state, federal aid (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 4/27/11)
South Dakota economy improving (KSFY, 4/26/11)
State credit rating raised, finances among tops in nation (Prairie Business, 4/22/11)
Task force faces challenge of cutting Medicaid costs (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/21/11)
Tea Party groups clash over how to fight Obama health plan (Rapid City Journal, 4/20/11)
Editorial: Future of higher ed falls on Daugaard (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/17/11)
Democrats search for winning strategy in GOP cuts (Rapid City Journal, 4/17/11)
Democrats looking for an ace (Rapid City Journal, 4/17/11)
Video: Daugaard on session, future of business in SD (KELOLAND, 4/16/11)
Events at state penitentiary under review (KELOLAND, 4/15/11)
Prison slaying raises host of questions (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/15/11)
Dems slam Daugaard cuts in light of trust fund growth (Rapid City Journal, 4/11/11)
South Dakota judge faces removal for allegedly colorful behavior (Wall Street Journal, 4/11/11)
Daugaard: Little choice in state budget for cuts (Madison Daily Leader, 4/11/11)
Wanted: Supreme Court justice (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/11/11)
Daugaard not sure how shutdown would affect state employees (Rapid City Journal, 4/8/11)
Local tea party groups seek to refer health care laws to popular statewide vote (Rapid City Journal, 4/8/11)
Tea parties weigh in on Legislative session (Rapid City Journal, 4/4/11)
Opinion: Legislative session not short on creating controversy (The Daily Republic, 4/4/11)
Opinion: Our new conservative governor (Rapid City Journal, 4/4/11)
Democrats urge referendum on new funding law (KSFY, 4/4/11)
Democrats kick off campaign to refer HB 1230 (KDLT, 4/4/11)
South Dakota governor vetoes his own bill (Plains Daily, 4/4/11)
Daugaard vetoes his own legislation a second time (Aberdeen American News, 4/4/11)
SD abortion law defense fund gets anonymous cash (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 4/2/11)
Democrats aim to put governor’s fund to vote (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/1/11)
MARCH 2011
SD Democrats seek to derail governor’s business incentive fund (Bloomberg Businessweek, 3/31/11)
SD Legislature wraps for 2011 (Sioux City Journal, 3/28/11)
SD Legislature overrides governor’s veto on final day (Plains Daily, 3/28/11)
Just who is paying to defend anti-choice laws in South Dakota? (AlterNet, 3/28/11)
Final day of state legislative session likely to be ho-hum (Rapid City Journal, 3/27/11)
Schoolz scramble to deal with budget cuts (The Daily Republic, 3/26/11)
As states consider abortion measures, South Dakota law becomes flashpoint (Medical News, 3/25/11)
Editorial: Be consistent on taxes, fees (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 3/25/11)
In South Dakota, abortion fight goes on (NPR, 3/25/11)
SD Governor signs bill to boost ethanol industry (Forbes, 3/25/11)
South Dakota abortion law wakes up activists (Politico, 3/23/11)
South Dakota anti-abortion laaw breaks new ground (The Christian Science Monitor, 3/22/11)
Daugaard signs 3-day wait for abortion into law (Aberdeen American News, 3/22/11)
Governor says no, legislators say yes to license fee hike (Mitchell Daily Republic, 2/26/11)
Senate wants another look at education cuts (Rapid City Journal, 2/25/11)
Education cuts to affect technology, student aid (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 2/24/11)
Senate endorses two education bills (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 2/24/11)
State senate passes bill to curb Daugaard’s education cuts (Rapid City Journal, 2/23/11)
SD budget cuts could hit schools hard (KMEG, 2/23/11)
Opinion: SD’s economic path forward – two roads (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 2/22/11)
Budget will define 2011 legislative session (KELO, 2/21/11)
Editorial: Governor straddles Valhalla fence (Rapid City Journal, 2/6/11)
Daugaard finding money for economic development (Rapid City Journal, 2/6/11)
SD Dems criticize GOP governor’s tax refund plan (Bloomberg, 2/4/11)
SD won’t freeze health care reform (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 2/4/11)
Republican bill to raise SD sales tax rejected (Sioux City Journal, 2/4/11)
Temporary sales tax hike thwarted (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 2/4/11)
Proposal would cut SD lawmakers’ pay for one year (Bloomberg, 2/3/11)
SD court system gives in to 10% budget cuts (Bloomberg, 2/2/11)
The tyranny of 1792 (Washington Post, 2/2/11)
SD bill would require adult residents to own a firearm (Grand Forks Herald, 2/1/11)
Opinion: New governor bets his future on budget cuts (Mitchell Daily Republic, 1/30/11)
Daugaard’s governing style in sharp contrast to Rounds’ (Rapid City Journal, 1/30/11)
Budget alternatives a tough sell to a skeptical Daugaard (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/30/11)
Daugaard aide addresses Tea Party South Dakota (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/30/11)
State’s bypass of Medicaid money called catastrophe for nursing homes (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/30/11)
Opinion: Shirking duties no way to balance state budget (Rapid City Journal, 1/29/11)
Lawmakers look to temper education cuts (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/28/11)
Governor says state should sell some public land (Rapid City Journal, 1/27/11)
Opinion: Holding SD kids’ future hostage isn’t the answer (Mitchell Daily Republic, 1/27/11)
Community concerned with lack of funding for nonprofits, children homes (Rapid City Journal, 1/26/11)
Polling shows ‘tourist season’ sales tax hike support (Rapid City Journal, 1/26/11)
Daugaard defends cuts to schools (Rapid City Journal, 1/26/11)
Opinion: The budget – is strong medicine too strong? (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 1/25/11)
Daugaard: State’s budget must reach ‘new norm’ (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 1/25/11)
Governor: Schools can opt out for more cash (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/25/11)
Daugaard, school districts argue about money (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/25/11)
Daugaard: Deal with structural deficit now (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/24/11)
Daugaard continues statewide budget tour (KELO, 1/24/11)
Educators: Daugaard’s information is misleading (KELO, 1/24/11)
Editorial: Daugaard is right — budget hole must be fixed (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/23/11)
Alternative plans to balance SD budget emerging (KDLT, 1/23/11)
Democratic plan taps reserves (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/22/11)
Daugaard talks about budget challenges (KELO, 1/21/11)
Colleges consider layoffs (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/21/11)
Democrats protect schools, Medicaid in their state budget proposal (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/21/11)
School officials say cuts could be ‘devastating’ (Rapid City Journal, 1/20/11)
Daugaard touring state to explain budget proposal (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/19/11)
Opinion: Facing the consequences after SD tax giveaways (The Daily Republic, 1/17/11)
SD courts worry about funding cuts (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/17/11)
Legislative session will be all about the budget (Rapid City Journal, 1/16/11)
Daugaard could face Republican fight over budget plan (KSFY, 1/16/11)
Aeronautics industry officials see merit in Daugaard idea (Rapid City Journal, 1/16/11)
What to look for now that legislature is in session (Rapid City Journal, 1/16/11)
Lawmaker to introduce bill to allow School of Mines to privatize (Rapid City Journal, 1/15/11)
Getting to know Daugaard’s team (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/14/11)
Daugaard stays quiet on state budget details (Rapid City Journal, 1/14/11)
Daugaard reorganizes several departments (KSFY, 1/13/11)
Opinion: Tough times for the state? Try California (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 1/12/11)
Daugaard proposes Democratic ideas (KELO, 1/12/11)
Editorial: Daugaard sounds frugal so far, but the true test is coming soon (The Daily Republic, 1/12/11)
Daugaard won’t reveal his plan for school funding; Medicaid consolidation planned (The Daily Republic, 1/12/11)
Daugaard: Year to be austere (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/12/11)
Daugaard gives first state of the state speech (Rapid City Journal, 1/11/11)
Governor’s address lays out budget groundwork (Rapid City Journal, 1/11/11)
Budget woes likely to dominate legislative session (The Daily Republic, 1/11/11)
Daugaard hopes to attract airplane manufacturers (Rapid City Journal, 1/11/11)
Daugaard wants comprehensive study of state travel spending (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 1/11/11)
Daugaard says economic growth can cure budget woes (Plains Daily, 1/11/11)
Does SD need a full-time Lt. Governor? (Rapid City Journal, 1/10/11)
Schools react to possible 10 percent cuts (KELO, 1/10/11)
AP Survey: SD lawmakers oppose raising taxes (Bloomberg, 1/3/11)
Editorial: Creation of economic development position makes sense (Argus Leader, 1/3/11)
Budget looms large for SD legislators (Argus Leader, 1/2/11)
Daugaard moving into Governor’s Mansion ahead of inauguration (Mitchell Daily Republic, 12/30/10)
School districts brace for budget cuts (Argus Leader, 12/29/10)
SD Budget direction muddled (Argus Leader, 12/28/10)
Rounds leaves office after 8 years as state’s steady hand (Argus Leader, 12/26/10)
Editorial: Creation of tribal affairs position a good step (Argus Leader, 12/25/10)
Daugaard creates Cabinet-level post for tribal affairs (Argus Leader, 12/22/10)
SD edges out MN for largest population growth rate in Midwest (Smart Politics, 12/22/10)
Schools worry Daugaard will make more cuts to per-pupil aid (Rapid City Journal, 12/20/10)
Medicaid-reliant agencies nervous about Daugaard budget (Argus Leader, 12/19/10)
Reviewing the initiatives of Mike Rounds (Argus Leader, 12/19/10)
Daugaard expected to tackle structural deficit (Rapid City Journal, 12/15/10)
No tax increase to boost budget (Argus Leader, 12/13/10)
Education funding left in the cold (Yankton Pres & Dakotan, 12/10/10)
SD high court to hear school funding dispute (Plains Daily, 12/8/10)
Editorial: Proposed cut to education funding is too much (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/8/10)
SD agencies brace for hard cuts (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 12/5/10)
Daugaard will cut his own salary by 10% (KELO, 12/5/10)
Daugaard announces more cabinet choices (Rapid City Journal, 12/3/10)
In DC, Daugaard seeks flexibility for states (Argus Leader, 12/2/10)
Daugaard pushes for states’ rights in DC visit (Argus Leader, 12/1/10)
Daugaard appointments, family jobs inspire debate over hiring, connections (Rapid City Journal, 11/28/10)
Governor-elect chooses his team (Argus Leader, 11/23/10)
Daugaard’s son, son-in-law land jobs on state payroll (Rapid City Journal, 11/22/10)
Daugaard plan has bigger role for Lt. Gov (Mitchell Daily Republic, 11/18/10)
Demagogues, negativity and electoral failure (Pure Pierre Politics, 11/7/10)
SD Democrats gubernatorial glory days a distant memory (Rapid City Journal, 11/6/10)
Daugaard and the days ahead (KeloLand, 11/4/10)
Daugaard announces transition team (Rapid City Journal, 11/4/10)
Daugaard warns of tough state budget decisions (KSFY, 11/3/10)
Daugaard tells supporters: Prepare for some tough decisions (Rapid City Journal, 11/3/10)
SD Dems hit hard in midterm elections (KDLT, 11/3/10)
Heidepriem makes his final pitch (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 11/2/10)
Daugaard wallops Heidepriem (Rapid City Journal, 11/2/10)
Steady optimism guides Daugaard’s guber quest (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/17/10)
Daugaard would consider tapping reserves (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/17/10)
Pheasant hunting season is prime time for SD political theater (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/17/10)
Daugaard vows to be more open than Rounds (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/13/10)
Candidates vow more state help for cash-strapped K-12 schools (Rapid City Journal, 10/13/10)
Governor’s candidates differ on terms, solutions (Rapid City Journal, 10/11/10)
Making TV adds click with SD voters (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/10/10)
Daugaard maintains lead in Rasmussen poll (Rapid City Journal, 10/9/10)
On energy, candidates vow to be strong voice (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/4/10)
Heidepriem trailer- another example of medium over message (Madville Times, 10/4/10)
Democrats in SD craft identity, strain for gains (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/3/10)
Democratic voters in SD ebb, flow (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/3/10)
SD Governors: A telling history (KELOLAND TV, 10/3/10)
Heidepriem: redo state fund (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/2/10)
Medicaid stirs up guber debate (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 9/30/10)
Guber candidates split on use of federal money meant for Medicaid (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 9/29/10)
Heidepriem gets a boost from school boards (Pure Pierre Politics, 9/28/10)
New poll shows support for more state education funding (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 9/27/10)
Daugaard, Heidepriem face off on healthcare (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 9/25/10)
Heidepriem says he’ll cut state executive pay by 10% (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 9/23/10)
Early voting causes changes to campaign strategy (KOTA-TV, 9/21/10)
Heidepriem calls for special session to deal with budget shortfall (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 9/18/10)
South Dakota Democrats chart course in 7-point plan (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 9/17/10)
Comparing Heidepriem and Daugaard’s education plans (KDLT, 9/15/10)
Heidepriem – cut govt to improve education (KSFY, 9/15/10)
Guber candidates agree state shouldn’t set school enrollment minimums (Argus Leader, 9/13/10)
Daugaard, Heidepriem talk landowner rights, rural issues with stockgrowers (Rapid City Journal, 9/9/10)
College at USD provide common ground for Daugaard, Heidepriem (Argus Leader, 9/5/10)
Politicians still enjoy life in the fast lane (Rapid City Journal, 9/5/10)
Guber hopefuls disagree on environment (KSFY, 9/4/10)
Heidepriem casino position draws GOP support (Madville Times, 8/30/10)
Noem out front of speed races among SD politicos (Rapid City Journal, 8/28/10)
Editorial: Historic cabin should not be a political perk (Rapid City Journal, 8/22/10)
Oil refinery project may face cash/credit crunch (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 8/20/10)
Legislative leader questions governor’s hideaway as a questionable perk (Rapid City Journal, 8/20/10)
Ethanol fuels sharp disagreement at guber debate (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 8/19/10)
Guber candidates debate the issues (Mitchell Daily Republic, 8/19/10)
Guber candidates spar over education issues (Rapid City Journal, 8/13/10)
Federal aid for education a hot topic at guber forum (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 8/13/10)
Heidepriem camp: poll results are ‘horribly tainted’ (Capital Journal, 8/9/10)
Has Heidpriem found a silver bullet? (Pure Pierre Politics, 8/9/10)
Poll shows Daugaard stretching lead over Heidepriem (Rapid City Journal, 8/8/10)
Editorial: Don’t fight Iowa casino with Sioux Falls casino (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 8/1/10)
JULY 2010
Iowa casino-to-be bashed as ‘economic threat’ to SD (Radio Iowa, 7/29/10)
Heidepriem sees threat from Iowa casino (Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/28/10)
Heidepriem pitches Sioux Falls casino, events center (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/28/10)
Heidpriem seizes on EPA memo on oil pipeline (Argus Leader, 7/25/10)
Daugaard loses composure at debate (Badlands Blue, 7/20/10)
Gubernatorial hopefuls square off in forum (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 7/19/10)
Guber candidates differ on immigration (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/18/10)
Lawmakers push for SD immigration law (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/18/10)
Poll shows Daugaard widening lead over Heidepriem (Rapid City Journal, 7/12/10)
Ben Arndt presents a conundrum for GOP establishment (Badlands Blue, 7/9/10)
State races, national interest (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/7/10)
The last-minute maneuvering to get Arndt on Dem ticket (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/4/10)
Editorial: same-party affiliation hinders bipartisanship in SD (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 7/1/10)
JUNE 2010
Heidepriem’s running mate registers as Democrat (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/29/10)
Daugaard picks Michels as running mate (Mitchell Daily Record, 6/18/10)
Poll: Daugaard comfortably ahead of Heidepriem (Rapid City Journal, 6/16/10)
Opinion: Kundson’s thumping had big cost – and leaves him out of electoral politics (Rapid City Journal, 6/14/10)
Heidepriem hopes for break in tradition in race against Daugaard (Rapid City Journal, 6/14/10)
Stage set for gubernatorial contest (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/13/10)
Munsterman disappointed but proud of finish (Brookings Register, 6/10/10)
Daugaard breezes to GOP guber nomination (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/9/10)
Daugaard backpedaling on debates? (Madville Times, 6/9/10)
SD Dems waiting for winners from GOP primaries (KDLT, 6/8/10)
Endorsement: Knudson – keen, experienced problem solver (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/6/10)
Knuppe: believes in local control (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/4/10)
Decision 2010: Heidepriem, Arndt offer non-partisan future (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 6/3/10)
Knudson: open government, leaner budget (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/3/10)
Forum forces candidates to focus on children (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/3/10)
West meets East in Howie/Staggers ticket (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/3/10)
Surprise at the Knudson endorsements (Badlands Blue, 6/3/10)
Poll shows Munsterman, Knudson surging against Heidepriem (Rapid City Journal, 6/3/10)
Endorsement: Knudson earns Journal nod (Rapid City Journal, 6/3/10)
The guber money race (Badlands Blue, 6/2/10)
Heidepriem focused on budget, kids & careers (KTIV, 6/2/10)
Howie: no to govt growth, no to taxes (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/2/10)
Howie picks Staggers as running mate (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/2/10)
Heidepriem picks GOP businessman as Light Guv running mate (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 6/1/10)
MAY 2010
Rounds’ shadow hangs over GOP campaign (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/30/10)
Howie blames tax problems on the economy (Rapid City Journal, 5/29/10)
Daugaard is GOP’s clear money leader (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/29/10)
DGA donates $50K to Heidepriem’s candidacy (KSFY, 5/29/10)
Daugaard leads fundraising race (Rapid City Journal, 5/29/10)
Tea Party candidate Howie & his wife received over $300K in farm subsidies (Madville Times, 5/27/10)
Heidepriem challenges GOP to debates; Daugaard, Knudson agree (Madville Times, 5/27/10)
Howie owes over $50K in property taxes (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/26/10)
Heidepriem running against historical long odds (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/26/10)
Video: Profile of Dave Knudson (South Dakota Public Broadcasting, 5/25/10)
Heidepriem kicks off campaign talking about smaller govt (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/25/10)
Opinion: Howie is positioned to ride Tea Party to victory (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/23/10)
GOP hopefuls pledge outreach to Native tribes (Rapid City Journal, 5/23/10)
Pastor’s divided over Howie’s challenge (Rapid City Journal, 5/23/10)
GOP candidates line up endorsements (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/22/10)
Knudson touts endorsements from former GOP officials (Rapid City Journal, 5/21/10)
Vidoe: Sccott Knuppe interview (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/20/10)
Video: Scott Munsterman interview (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/19/10)
GOP hopefuls disagree over education funding (Rapid City Journal, 5/16/10)
Opinion: “Independent” Democrat strategy a risky move (Mitchell Daily Republic, 5/14/10)
Howie urges pastors to endorse candidates in violation of federal law (Sioux City Journal, 5/14/10)
Yankton native Knudson aims for Pierre (Yankton Daily Press, 5/14/10)
Heidepriem calls lack of effort to secure education funding “unacceptable” (Badlands Blue, 5/13/10)
Judge rules case against Connie Howie can go forward (Rapid City Journal, 5/12/10)
Democrat goes after independent voters (Mitchell Daily Republic, 5/12/10)
Opinion: Only Knudson can prevent Daugaard from winning (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/9/10)
GOP rivals spar over state budget troubles (Rapid City Journal, 5/9/10)
SD GOP gubernatorial candidates emphasize image over issues (, 5/9/10)
GOP voter registration rebounds in state (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 5/6/10)
Opinion: Heidepriem hoping to defy the odds (Mitchell Republic, 5/3/10)
APRIL 2010
Knudson blasts Daugaard over budget (Pierre Capital Journal, 4/28/10)
New poll shows Daugaard rising; Howie falling (Rapid City Journal, 4/27/10)
Opinion: After a couple quiet years, chaos about to return to SD politics (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/25/10)
Heidepriem believes he has a good chance of winning guber contest (Huffington Post, 4/25/10)
Guber hopefuls disagree over whether state faces budget crisis (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/23/10)
Daugaard campaign low on cash? (Badlands Blue, 4/23/10)
Dem hopeful Heidepriem defends GOP’s Rounds ethics (Rapid City Journal, 4/22/10)
Heidepriem challenges Daugaard’s assertion SD doesn’t have a budget crisis (Rapid City Journal, 4/22/10)
Gubernatorial candidates talk economic issues at forum (CNBC, 4/21/10)
Munsterman’s vision for South Dakota (KDLT, 4/21/10)
Some hard questions for Dennis Daugaard (Badlands Blue, 4/15/10)
Howie gets a Tea Party endorsement (Rapid City Journal, 4/15/10)
Tea Party forum hosts GOP hopefuls (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/15/10)
Heidepriem: The status quo is unacceptable (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 4/14/10)
Munsterman promises transparency if elected (Pure Pierre Politics, 4/14/10)
Sioux Falls casino plan takes shape (Des Moines Register, 4/13/10)
Sparks fly between candidates at education forum (South Dakota War College, 4/12/10)
Candidates cool to idea of Sioux Falls casino resort (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/12/10)
Despite polls, Knuppe says he’s still in the race (KOTA-TV, 4/11/10)
Guber candidates debate issues (KSFY, 4/8/10)
Candidates differ on budgeting approaches (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 4/8/10)
Howie comes up short in effort to put health care reform before voters (Rapid City Journal, 4/6/10)
Heading into the heart of the GOP primary (Rapid City Journal, 4/5/10)
Petition drive started to get anti-health care initiative on November ballot (Rapid City Journal, 4/1/10)
MARCH 2010
Lawmakers reject Howie’s health care protest bill (Rapid City Journal, 3/30/10)
Poll: Daugaard’s lead grows over past month (Rapid City Journal, 3/30/10)
GOP’s Daugaard leads Heidepriem (Politics Daily, 3/30/10)
Heidepriem launches interesting TV ad (Pure Pierre Politics, 3/29/10)
Howie demands apology over wife’s DUI charge (Rapid City Journal, 3/29/10)
Lawmakers return to fix $40M shortfall (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 3/28/10)
Democrats decry Rounds’ veto of scholarship grant program (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 3/25/10)
GOP candidates strive to stand out at forum (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 3/24/10)
Politics: budget a hot topic (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 3/20/10)
Howie criticizes budget plan – says spending freeze is needed (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 3/20/10)
Editorial: budget delay does a disservice to state (Rapid City Journal, 3/19/10)
Daugaard unveils economic proposal for SD recovery (Mitchell Daily Republic, 3/18/10)
Heidipriem demands budget reform over stimulus aid as budget fix (Rapid City Journal, 3/16/10)
Key budget hurdle cleared (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 3/12/10)
SD debating ending business tax rebates to fill budget gap (Forbes, 3/8/10)
Knuppe enjoying his low-key guber campaign (Pierre Capital Journal, 3/8/10)
GOP race is on (Yankton Press & Dakotan, 3/8/10)
Lawmakers want to cut $43 M from Rounds’ budget (Pierre Capital Journal, 3/5/10)
Gloves off for Gov Rounds, legislature (Pierre Capital Journal, 3/5/10)
Heidepriem first out of gate in guber race (Sioux City Journal, 3/5/10)
GOP legislature defies Rounds, slashes budget (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 3/5/10)
When it rains recession, it pours budget cuts (Rapid City Journal, 3/5/10)
State GOP proposes $40M in spending cuts (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 3/4/10)
Governor’s races remains wide open, according to pollster (Rapid City Journal, 2/28/10)
GOP runoffs possible if candidates don’t win 35% of vote in June primary (Rapid City Journal, 2/27/10)
SD Gun Owners endorses Tea Party favorite Gordon Howie (South Dakota War College, 2/26/10)
Tough news for GOP candidates, red flag for Dem (Pure Pierre Politics, 2/26/10)
SD legislature draws national attention over climate change bill (Badlands Blue, 2/26/10)
VIDEO: Interview with Dave Knudson (KSFY, 2/22/10)
Munsterman spends $80K more than he’s raised (Pierre Capital Journal, 2/2/10)
Major candidates have over $5M in campaign war chests (Pierre Capital Journal, 2/2/10)
Knuppe raises only $14K in 2009 (Pierre Capital Journal, 1/29/10)
Heidepriem raises $339K, most ever for a SD Democrat (Pierre Capital Journal, 1/26/10)
Dakota Voice: Daugaard on the Issues (Dakota Voice, 10/7/09)
Daugaard: #1 priority is creating new jobs (The Daily Republic, 10/7/09)
Daugaard launches his bid from his hayloft (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 10/6/09)
Rounds backs Daugaard’s bid (Sioux City Journal, 10/6/09)
Dakota Voice: Munsterman on the Issues (Dakota Voice, 10/5/09)
Daugaard kicks off campaign (CQ Politics, 10/5/09)
Should Rounds be showing budget cards sooner? (Pure Pierre Politics, 10/1/09)
Munsterman kicks off statewide health care discussion tour (Dakota Voice, 9/28/09)
Munsterman joins driver license office debate (Pure Pierre Politics, 9/28/09)
EFCA could become ballot initiative in South Dakota (Rapid City Journal, 9/26/09)
Proposal targets union organizing (Sioux Falls Argus Leader, 9/25/09)
SD Dems strain to push GOP in 2010 (Argus Leader, 9/22/09)
Former Senators campaign for Heidepriem (Rapid City Journal, 9/22/09)
CQP: House Dems pressuring Herseth-Sandlin to stay in DC (6/17/09)