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Tue Jan 3, 2017, 10:35 PM

Justice, retirement systems among Daugaard's top priorities

PIERRE | Gov. Dennis Daugaard enters his final two years in office aiming to tackle issues ranging from rising methamphetamine use to the solvency of the state retirement system.

During the legislative session that starts Jan. 10, the Republican governor will likely be the final word on reshaping a voter-approved government ethics overhaul and deciding whether to restrict the bathrooms that transgender students use.

Daugaard told The Associated Press that he and First Lady Linda Daugaard are looking forward to leaving politics after his second term. He said he hasn't considered seeking the U.S. House seat being vacated by Rep. Kristi Noem for the 2018 election.

"As Linda would say, 'not with this wife,'" he said with a laugh.

Read more: http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/local/justice-retirement-systems-among-daugaard-s-top-priorities/article_78d92792-da24-5bea-af80-3974ecfb6028.html

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