John Thune

United States Senator

U.S. Sen. John Thune to host town hall in Rapid City

September 4th 2013

From RapidCity Journal

U.S. Sen. John Thune, R-South Dakota, will host a town hall meeting in Rapid City on Thursday to hear any concerns or answer any questions from constituents.

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THUNE: State offers high-quality education

September 4th 2013

From Rapid City Journal

Rising temperatures replaced the roar of motorcycles and the smell of State Fair funnel cakes as families across the state began another school year. Back to school ads in full swing, teachers prepping classrooms and lesson plans, and fall sports back on the newscasts mean students and parents are adjusting to their new routines.

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THUNE: Searching for the recovery

September 3rd 2013

From Rapid City Journal

It was three years ago that the Obama administration dubbed the summer of 2010 the “summer of recovery.” Three years later, many Americans are still searching for recovery as our economy continues to struggle under the weight of stagnant economic growth, high unemployment, and dwindling household income. National unemployment remains well above 7 percent, while the economy grew by just 1.7 percent in the second quarter. The median household income has dropped by more than $2,700 since June of 2009, yet health care premiums for American families have skyrocketed by nearly $2,500.

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Don’t Delay Keystone

September 3rd 2013

From Radio 1380 KOTA News

The following is a press from Senator Thune's office:

Senators John Hoeven (R-N.D.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.), John Thune (R-S.D.), and Mary Landrieu (D-La.) today said that President Obama must not delay yet again a decision on the Keystone XL pipeline project, which would extend the review process into an unprecedented sixth year. The senators say the delay could be occasioned this time by a second inspector general's (IG) inquiry regarding the Department of State's most recent Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The first inquiry, completed in January of 2012, found that the Department of State handled a previous EIS properly and transparently. "

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South Dakotans look forward to state fair

August 28th 2013

From Rapid City Journal

Every year, South Dakotans of all ages enjoy attending the fairs across our state. Whether it is the Turner County Fair, Central States Fair, Brown County Fair, Dakotafest, the State Fair, or any event in between, these fairs mark an annual tradition that families look forward to all year.

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