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South Dakota lawmakers approve state budget

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - The South Dakota Legislature has passed a state budget that gives extra state money to schools districts, the four technical schools and some health care facilities that serve low-income people.
The Senate voted unanimously to pass the $4.3 billion spending plan. The House then approved it on a 59-10 vote as the main run of the legislative session ended.
The budget would give schools districts an extra $2.2 million in state aid next year. The extra $16.72 per student would be used to give teachers a pay raise. Each teacher would get an average pay raise of about $230 for the year.
The extra money is on top of the 3 percent increase in state included in Gov. Dennis Daugaard's proposed budget.




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