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Gubernatorial candidates spar over state budget, agriculture and environment

Amanda Nolz

South Dakota gubernatorial candidates Democrat Scott Heidepriem and Republican Dennis Daugaard may have both worn cowboy boots and blue jeans to the debate held at the 2010 Dakotafest on Aug. 18, 2010, but that was the only thing they had in common as the duo sparred over education, taxes, agriculture, environment and the size of state government.

It truly was a political tennis match as Daugaard and Heidepriem slammed statistics back and forth to make their points. One of the first topics of discussion was the state’s growing deficit. Heidepriem explained that the state took $250 million in federal stimulus funds last year to balance its budget but did nothing to restrain the growth in state government. He said his solution would be to reduce state government and eliminate various tax breaks to help balance the budget.

South Dakota gubernatorial candidates Democrat Scott Heidepriem and Republican Dennis Daugaard may have both worn cowboy boots and blue jeans to the debate held at the 2010 Dakotafest on Aug. 18, 2010, but that was the only thing they had in common as the duo sparred over education, taxes, agriculture, environment and the size of state government.

It truly was a political tennis match as Daugaard and Heidepriem slammed statistics back and forth to make their points. One of the first topics of discussion was the state’s growing deficit. Heidepriem explained that the state took $250 million in federal stimulus funds last year to balance its budget but did nothing to restrain the growth in state government. He said his solution would be to reduce state government and eliminate various tax breaks to help balance the budget.

South Dakota gubernatorial candidates Democrat Scott Heidepriem and Republican Dennis Daugaard may have both worn cowboy boots and blue jeans to the debate held at the 2010 Dakotafest on Aug. 18, 2010, but that was the only thing they had in common as the duo sparred over education, taxes, agriculture, environment and the size of state government.

It truly was a political tennis match as Daugaard and Heidepriem slammed statistics back and forth to make their points. One of the first topics of discussion was the state’s growing deficit. Heidepriem explained that the state took $250 million in federal stimulus funds last year to balance its budget but did nothing to restrain the growth in state government. He said his solution would be to reduce state government and eliminate various tax breaks to help balance the budget.

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South Dakota gubernatorial candidates Democrat Scott Heidepriem and Republican Dennis Daugaard may have both worn cowboy boots and blue jeans to the debate held at the 2010 Dakotafest on Aug. 18, 2010, but that was the only thing they had in common as the duo sparred over education, taxes, agriculture, environment and the size of state government.

It truly was a political tennis match as Daugaard and Heidepriem slammed statistics back and forth to make their points. One of the first topics of discussion was the state’s growing deficit. Heidepriem explained that the state took $250 million in federal stimulus funds last year to balance its budget but did nothing to restrain the growth in state government. He said his solution would be to reduce state government and eliminate various tax breaks to help balance the budget.

South Dakota gubernatorial candidates Democrat Scott Heidepriem and Republican Dennis Daugaard may have both worn cowboy boots and blue jeans to the debate held at the 2010 Dakotafest on Aug. 18, 2010, but that was the only thing they had in common as the duo sparred over education, taxes, agriculture, environment and the size of state government.

It truly was a political tennis match as Daugaard and Heidepriem slammed statistics back and forth to make their points. One of the first topics of discussion was the state’s growing deficit. Heidepriem explained that the state took $250 million in federal stimulus funds last year to balance its budget but did nothing to restrain the growth in state government. He said his solution would be to reduce state government and eliminate various tax breaks to help balance the budget.

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