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Friday, August 10, 2012
Have done a bit of traveling around the state the last couple weeks. I love traveling and meeting people, because I learn something new about what the SDSEO can do for state employees from everybody I meet. Sure hope to meet you someday.
Here's a roundup of some of what I've posted to Facebook and Twitter over the last couple weeks:
A blogpost from Bob Mercer about an upcoming hearing on worker's compensation and proposed changes to South Dakota worker's compensation law. The post is
. The agenda for the meeting is
. Many of the proposals were part of failed efforts to change the law this past legislative session. I was at the legislative committee meeting where the proposed bill failed, and I recall the State Bar Association representative saying at the time that the proposals were all or none, in that either the Bar wanted all of the changes or none. The proposals failed. That wasn't the first time they had failed, though, as they were brought before the worker's compensation advisory board in both August and September of 2011. The advisory board voted against the changes at the September meeting. The minutes for Aug. 2011 are
, and the minutes for Sept. 2011 are
. I wonder what value "out-of-state" practitioners would add to the mix?
An Argus Leader story by David Montgomery about Gov. Daugaard's 2011 budget cuts. That story is
. Something that gets left out of stories about the "surplus" is how many South Dakota public employee jobs were lost due to the cuts. (I lost my job at South Dakota State University when the unit I worked for was shuttered in June 2011, though the budget cuts may not have been fully to blame for the job losses in the unit for which I worked.)
A blogpost by Montgomery about early polling data. It is
. Note that the poll is not of "likely" voters only.
A Mercer blogpost about upcoming 2013 South Dakota Board of Regents meetings. It is
A blogpost by Montgomery about early dropouts in South Dakota legislative races. It is
Another Montgomery blogpost, this one about an entity taking on South Dakota Republican leadership. It's
A Mercer blogpost about Nielsen polling in South Dakota. And it is
A Mercer news story about this week's Board of Regents meeting. It's
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