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Legislative panel directs state and appraiser industry to settle differences over training | Sept 15


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On today's update...

A legislative panel is again rejecting proposed rules for a first-of-its-kind program to get more home appraisers certified in South Dakota. The Department of Labor says the program could alleviate an appraiser shortage. Critics say the new approach isn’t rigorous enough.

The USDA is backing climate friendly food production with a $3 billion investment. The first phase of a Biden Administration plan helps expand markets for American companies.

Tennessee state staffers watched intently this summer while local school officials voted down a contentious Hillsdale College-linked charter school. South Dakota, for one, turned to a former Hillsdale politics professor to write proposed social studies standards for its public schools which align with the “1776 Curriculum.”

Advocates for Native and disabled people say it’s difficult to get to the polls to exercise their right to vote in South Dakota. They shared their voting experiences with the South Dakota State Advisory Committee to the U-S Commission on Civil Rights earlier this week.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.