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Johnson introduces bill tightening SNAP work requirements | Mar 17


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Nursing homes across the nation are facing dire straits, but South Dakota long-term care providers could get a boost in this year's budget. The final budget included boosting Medicaid reimbursement to nursing homes, but that bill still needs the governor's signature.

Representative Dusty Johnson is introducing a bill tightening work requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — also known as SNAP. His announcement comes days after House Democrats introduced a bill reducing SNAP benefit requirements.

With the collapse of Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Bank, fear of financial ripples reaching South Dakota is on the minds of investors. But one expert says local area banks should not be affected by the collapse of some national banks.

One of the biggest barriers to higher education in America remains the cost. For South Dakota's National Guardsmen and women, that barrier has just crumbled.

U.S. government regulators have stopped allowing a large part of the Keystone pipeline to operate at higher-than-normal pressures. This follows a massive oil spill in northeastern Kansas in December.

The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation helped the Black Hills National Forest acquire 239 acres of big game habitat. In collaboration with two local landowners, the foundation helped in opening the previously private property into public hunting and recreational land.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."