Creating Jobs and Self Sufficiency Through Self-Employment

The concept of microenterprise and microfinance has the power to empower people and transform their lives. The concept was pioneered in 1976 by Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Prize winner and founder of the Grameen Bank (Bank of the Poor), in Bangladesh. The bank was established for the purpose of making small loans to the poor − predominantly women – to help them obtain economic self-sufficiency.

South Dakota Stays in the Wind Energy Game

Earlier this month, Governor Daugaard signed into law a bill that will keep South Dakota competitive in the wind energy industry.

South Dakota is 5th in the U.S. for wind energy potential, enough that wind could meet the state’s energy needs 300 times over. All of that potential has put South Dakota in position to be a wind energy leader.

Hemingford: Made from Scratch

It started in Judy Stewart’s junior high health class. While discussing nutrition, Judy, Hemingford’s school nurse, heard lots of comments from students about wanting better, fresher food in the cafeteria. Judy is not the first educator to hear students complain about cafeteria food, but she recognized a valuable teaching moment and seized it.

Medicaid Redesign Act - No-risk Solution for Nebraska

LB 472 is a no risk way to provide health insurance to those in the Coverage Gap.

One of the major arguments against LB 472, the Medicaid Redesign Act, is that the federal government cannot be trusted to maintain the funding to states for an expanded Medicaid program. The argument goes that since the federal government cannot be trusted to maintain funding, LB 472 would cause the state to pick up the tab for this initiative.