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POT? ere. pper.com pper.com pper.com at pper.com EM! 882 TON,SD shop online at www.missourivalleyshopper.com February 27, 2018 • Page 3 Gov. Daugaard Names David Knoff As First Circuit Judge Bigger Paychecks And More Opportunities On The Way PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced Feb. 21 that he will appoint David Knoff of Yankton as a circuit judge in South Dakota’s First Judicial Circuit. Knoff will fill the vacancy that was created late last By Sen. John Thune year, when Circuit Judge Steven R. Jensen was appointed Exactly two weeks after the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was to the South Dakota Supreme Court. The First Circuit signed into law, which represents the first major success- includes Aurora, Bon Homme, Buffalo, Brule, Charles Mix, ful tax reform effort in a generation, business after busiClay, Davison, Douglas, Hanson, Hutchinson, McCook, ness was lining up to announce they were awarding boTurner, Union and Yankton counties. nuses to more than 1 million workers around the country. “David Knoff is a respected attorney and a leader in More take-home pay for American workers means more his community,” said Gov. Daugaard. “He has a commitopportunities for them and their families to succeed. ment to service and to the legal profession, and he will Now, just a few weeks later, less than two months after make an excellent judge.” our pro-growth bill became law, more than 350 companies Knoff is a partner in Kennedy Pier Knoff Loftus, LLP of from all corners of the country, including South Dakota, Yankton and has practiced with that firm since his graduhave announced that more than 4.2 million American workers are receiving bonuses, higher wages, or expanded benefits thanks to tax reform. The list of companies seems to grow by the day: Charter Communications, Inc., Walmart, Cigna Corporation, Capital One, Webster Financial Corporation, Humana, and of course, Great Western Bancorp and Aaladin Industries, Inc., right here in South Dakota, just to name a few. And then there are all of the companies that are deciding to invest or reinvest in the United States as a result of tax reform becoming the law of the land. PIERRE, S.D. – Gov. Daugaard has signed the following For example, Apple announced it will bring home and bills into law: invest nearly $250 billion – that’s billion with a “b” – in HB 1018 – update and revise certain references and cash it has been keeping overseas because of our uncom- provisions regarding state agencies and the employment petitive tax system. It also announced that it will create of certain public employees. 20,000 new jobs, too. Fiat Chrysler announced that it HB 1023 – repeal certain provisions regarding pipeline will be adding 2,500 jobs in the United States to produce safety. pickups that it has been making in Mexico. And JP MorHB 1024 – revise certain provisions regarding South gan Chase is adding 4,000 new jobs and opening 400 new Dakota One Call. branches. HB 1042 – revise certain references regarding the DiviIn addition, companies are finding other ways to chan- sion of Insurance. nel the benefits they are seeing from tax reform back into HB 1043 – authorize the construction of a National the economy. For instance, utility companies, like Black Guard Readiness Center at the Rapid City Airport, to make Hills Energy in South Dakota, are working with utility an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. regulators to pass along tax savings to customers through HB 1060 – authorize the South Dakota Building Authorrate reductions. ity and the Board of Regents to finance, design, and renoAll of these examples, which only begin to scratch the vate the Dakota Dome at the University of South Dakota surface of the positive tax reform stories that have been and to make an appropriation therefor. reported lately, are good news for the U.S. economy, but HB 1061 – authorize the Board of Regents to contract they’re even better news for the American workers and for the construction of two athletic and recreation fields consumers who help support it. and related structures at Northern State University, to One of my top priorities during the tax reform debate make an appropriation therefor, and to declare an emerwas to help create a system that made it easier for busigency. nesses to increase investments here in the United States, HB 1062 – authorize the Board of Regents to purchase hire new workers, and increase wages and benefits. At unimproved real property in Brown County, to make an apleast in the short term, as evidenced by the growing list propriation therefor, and to declare an emergency. of companies that are citing tax reform as their reason to HB 1065 – authorize the Board of Regents to contract boost worker compensation or expand their operation, for the design, renovation of, and addition to, the National it’s working. Music Museum in Vermillion and to make an appropriation It’s working because we lowered tax rates across the therefor. board for owners of small and medium-sized businesses, HB 1071 – authorize the relocation of the School for farms, and ranches. We expanded business owners’ abilthe Blind and the Visually Impaired and the transfer of its ity to recover investments they make in their businesses, existing real estate and facilities to Northern State Univerwhich will free up cash that can be reinvested in their sity, to authorize actions necessary to accomplish that www.missourivalleyshopper.com operations and their workers. We lowered our nation’s relocation and transfer, to protect the permanent endowmassive corporate tax rate, which up until January 1 was ment trust through exchanges of real estate and facilities, the highest corporate tax rate in the developed world. And we finally brought our international tax system into Visit our Web the 21st century. site at Aside from the bonuses, www.missourivalleyshopper.com higher wages, and expanded benefits, a majority of American workers will soon see an additional boost in their paycheck thanks to lower indiTuesday, March 6, 2018 • 7-8 p.m. Save $30 on a Summer AC Tune-Up! vidual tax rates, too, which is why I’m confident the good Renee Becker news we’re hearing today is just the beginning. Utica School At the end of the day, tax reform is really about giving Visit our Utica, SD 57078 the American site at taxpayer greater control over the money Web Just give us Cuts and Jobs Act a call and we’ll 605-661-4965 they work so hard to earn. The Taxnd www.missourivalleyshopper.com December a qualified & 10th, 16th & 17th • 1-3:00PM the purpose of electing: 2 & 3rd, 9th means returned a lot of that controlouttaxpayers, which send to For they are the real winners here, and that is exactly the way 1 Supervisor (3-year term) Bring Your Cameras! like Service Technician it should be. 1 Clerk & 1 Treasurer (1-year Terms Each) ation in 1997 from the University of South Dakota School of Law. Knoff earned his bachelor’s degree from South Dakota State University. “I am grateful the Governor has appointed me to the First Circuit bench,” said Knoff. “To fill the void that Justice Jensen and our other retired judges have left behind will be a challenge. I intend to do my best to serve the citizens of South Dakota.” Knoff has been a member of the Yankton City Commission since 2007, and served as Mayor from 2010-12. He is an alternate board chair for the Yankton County Board of Mental Illness, and is an adjunct professor at the USD Law School, teaching mediation. Knoff and his wife, Jozette, have three children. Gov. Daugaard Signs Bills Into Law Utica Township Board Annual Meeting Tyler, to make sure your AC unit is ready for those Visit our hot summer South Dakota Web site at www.missourivalleyshopper.com and save $30!* days Always LOW Liquor Prices! Tyler Reiser Service Technician •Busch & Busch Light 30 pks ........... $14.99 •Old Milwaukee & Light 30 pks ........$14.99 •Miller High Life & Light 30 pks ........$13.99 13 years experience WE S LD 109 W. 3rd St. • 605-665-7865 * Yankton Meridian District * www.yanktonrexall.com When You Want Comfort...You Want Kalins When You Want Comfort… You Want Kalins! Vermillion: 605-624-5618 *Rebate offer only available to Vermillion Light & Power customers. to appropriate funds, and to declare an emergency. HB 1074 – revise certain provisions regarding the creation of business improvement districts. HB 1076 – authorize townships to use a tax levy for emergency medical services. HB 1099 – revise certain provisions regarding dual education credit. HB 1113 – revise certain provisions regarding the vehicles required to stop at a state weighing station. HB 1115 – revise certain provisions regarding crop liens. HB 1119 – revise certain provisions regarding riparian buffer strips. HB 1143 – revise certain provisions regarding the tax exemption of certain school owned property. HB 1148 – revise certain provisions regarding the eligibility to serve on the Game, Fish, and Parks Commission. HB 1214 – revise certain provisions regarding the State Conservation Commission and conservation districts. Job Hunting? The Help Wanted section can help. There’s something for everyone in the Shopper! 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