John Thune

United States Senator

Lawmakers, farmers urge repeal of estate tax

March 27th 2015

From Argus Leader

WASHINGTON – Opponents of a century-old tax on people who die with large estates said Thursday they are optimistic there is enough support in Congress to repeal the estate tax, despite opposition from many Democrats.

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Bill would reform rail transportation oversight committee

March 25th 2015

From Farm Futures

U.S. Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Bill Nelson, D-Fla., have come together to sponsor a bill that they say would reform the Surface Transportation Board and help prevent future rail service disruptions.

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Airspace expansion over northern Plains gets final approval

March 25th 2015

From The Washington Post

PIERRE, S.D. — A proposal to establish an enormous bomber training area over the northern Plains that advocates say will improve military training and save money got final approval Tuesday despite concerns about loud, low-flying aircraft disrupting civilian flights and damaging rural economies.

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Another Government Project Is Turning into an Expensive IT Nightmare

March 12th 2015

From The Fiscal Times

The federal government has another multibillion-dollar IT mess on its hands.

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