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South Dakota’s June 7 primary election could decide which candidates appear on November’s general election ballot and whether a critical ballot initiative, Constitutional Amendment C, will pass. 
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AARP South Dakota continues to urge our elected officials to enact policies and prioritize funding for programs that support South Dakotans aged 50 and older. The Governor has until March 28 to sign or veto legislation.
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The South Dakota Senate voted down a bill to broaden Medicaid eligibility earlier this year. Medicaid Expansion will be on your General Election ballot as Constitutional Amendment D.
Tell Lawmakers: VOTE YES to expand Medicaid eligibility from AARP South Dakota.
Make your voice heard before they vote. We made it easy to send South Dakota Senators a strong message of support for SB 186 in just a few clicks:
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More than 550 bills were introduced in the 2022 legislative session.
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...and other victories from AARP South Dakota’s annual Lobby Day.
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AARP has your recap of what you need to know from the last week in the legislature.
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Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) provides new long-term assistance for those struggling to afford internet services.
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Governor Noem kicked off the 2022 legislative session this week, AARP has your weekly recap of what you need to know.
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Today, AARP South Dakota released a new survey of 1,000 registered voters age 50+ in the state which shows overwhelming bipartisan support for expanding Medicaid in South Dakota to those earning under $18,000 annually.
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