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Governor hopefuls tackle education

Published 08/13/2010, The Associated Press

South Dakota governor candidates Scott Heidepriem and Dennis Daugaard disagreed Thursday on the wisdom of taking $26 million available in a federal jobs bill and offered different plans to increase state funding for education.
Heidepriem, a Democrat, said state government has grown too large under the eight-year administration of Republican Gov. Mike Rounds and Daugaard, his lieutenant governor. Heidepriem said he’d cut government to free up money that could go to K-12 education.

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