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The Happiest States in the USA

*It was brought to our attention that our blogs were not being distributed properly over the past month.  This blog was from last week, and we will send out the current weeks blog later this week.  We apologize for the inconvenience. My friends from across the country generally give me a lot of grief when […]

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Federal Minimum Wage Adjusted for Cost of Living

The “Fight For $15” is gaining national attention and becoming an issue in the presidential race. Both Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton have expressed strong support for a national minimum wage of $15, more than double the current $7.25. Missing in the national debate over the minimum wage is the recognition that taxes and living […]

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Teacher Salaries Adjusted For Cost of Living

South Dakota is tops in many things. We are consistently rated as among the best in the nation for business climate, trust law, clean air, low taxes, and the best cities to retire in. It annoys me, then, when we are last in something important, like teacher’s salaries. But how do our lower cost of […]

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Outrage Over No Social Security Increase

The Social Security Administration just released the fact there will be no increase in benefits next year — the second year in a row without an increase for more than 58 million retirees and disabled Americans. The announcement marks only the second year without an increase since automatic adjustments for inflation were adopted in 1975. The […]

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