|Who Do You Suppose Works Here?|
An Aberdeen Amusement Park, Open Seasonally
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I also stand with Cory when I say that SB 177, should it become law, will have great referendum potential. Why should the Republicans--who've pushed this thing forcefully through the legislature so far--care? Because people don't like it when their duly passed initiatives get amended by a handful of partisan politicos in the state capitol. I think, as Cory's piece suggests, that the public backlash will be fierce, especially as there's a built-in cadre of thousands of South Dakota families whose youngsters get part-time summer jobs at minimum wage. This is taking money right
|Summer Biz, Operated By SD Sen. Novstrup.|
He Hires 25 Young People Here Each Season. He Sponsors SB 177.
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If Cory is right, and I think he is, legions of those families will form enough of an alliance, probably spurred on, if not altogether organized, by the state's Democratic Party into a voting
We Pubs need to ask ourselves if passing SB 177 is worth the risk of being on the wrong side of an argument over how much our young South Dakotans should earn.