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6 Broadcaster Press August 4, 2015 www.broadcasteronline.com Reining In Regulators BY REP. KRISTI NOEM $1.88 trillion – that’s how much federal regulations cost hardworking Americans overall in 2014 alone. $14,976 – that’s how much, on average, those regulations cost each of us individually. 500 – that’s approximately how many new regulations costing more than $100 million annually have gone into effect since President Obama took office. No matter how you add the numbers up, it is too much. This administration and the federal bureaucracy it controls must be reined in. Period. On July 29, the House of Representatives passed legislation that aims to provide more congressional oversight over the federal regulatory process. More specifically, the REINS Act, which is legislation I cosponsored, would require Congress to approve any regulation that costs the economy more than $100 million annually. That may seem like a high bar, but approximately 80 regulations would have tripped that threshold last year alone. A number of these regulations are derived by the EPA. For instance, last June, the EPA released new greenhouse gas emission standards that apply to new as well as existing power plants. According to an October 2014 study by NERA Economic Consulting, the EPA’s proposal could cost consumers and businesses as much as $41 billion per year. Additionally, the Heritage Foundation estimates that by 2030, the costs could rise to a total income loss of more than $7,000 per person. We all want to preserve our environment for future generations, but in a state like South Dakota, the costs associated with a regulation like this could prove devastating. Families in South Dakota that earn less than $50,000 per year already spend one-fifth of their aftertax income on energy costs, which is double the national average. Many can’t afford to pay even more. Of course, the EPA’s upcharges don’t end there. I’ve heard from many South Dakotans about their concerns with a new “Waters of the U.S.” definition that the EPA released. It grossly expands the agency’s reach, giving them regulatory authority over many streams, ditches, sloughs, and even areas that are only wet seasonally. The expanded authority would empower them to fine property owners tens of thousands of dollars per violation – per day. The EPA is eager to utilize this authority too. Last year – before the expansion was finalized – the agency threatened to go after a Wyoming farmer for digging a stock dam on his own property. He explains they threatened a $75,000-a-day fine. After heavy pressure from Wyoming’s congressional delegation, the EPA backed down. Even so, no farmer, rancher, or citizen should have to endure those unnecessary headaches at the hand of an overzealous federal agency. I share con- cerns that this story won’t be the last. Federal regulators shouldn’t be able to operate in a bubble. It’s time they are forced to think twice before finalizing ill-considered, needlessly costly and simply unnecessary regulations. That is what the REINS Act intends to do. I’m hopeful we can see this necessary legislation move forward in the Senate and make its way to the President’s desk. You deserve greater accountability. Tyler Madsen Recieves Scholarship SUBMITTED PHOTO SUBMITTED PHOTO WOLF FAMILY REUNION HELD: The 2015 Wolf Family Reunion was held on July 24, 25, and 26, 2015 at Howard, S.D. Gary and Bonnie Wolf’s family hosted the event. We were very blessed to have six of the Wolf siblings and over 125 relatives attend the weekend from over eleven different states. Those in attendance enjoyed good conversation, food, games, golfing, and Karaoke. Great fun was had by all! Pictured are the siblings of Martin and Lillian Wolf that were in attendance. They are: (back, l-r) Gary Wolf, Tom Wolf, Lefty Wolf; (front) Ron Wolf, Mary Poncelet, and Leo Wolf. The Vermillion Public Schools Foundation is pleased to announce that Tyler Madsen is the 2015 recipient of the Ribs, Rods & Rock’n Roll Scholarship for Technical Education. Tyler was the Senior Team Captain in football as well as an All Conference player. He was also involved with the St. Agnes Youth Group. Tyler plans to attend Mitchell Technical Institute to study agricultural technology. He is the son of Bob Madsen and Angie Madsen. We wish Tyler great success in his career. This scholarship was presented to Vermillion High School students by Ribs, Rods & Rock’n Roll, an organization dedicated to celebrating and preserving Vermillion’s rich and unique history of community barbeque through their signature event each fall in downtown Vermillion. Proceeds from the poker run, held in conjunction with Ribs & Rods car show, help fund this scholarship. The VPS Foundation is interested in expanding its scholarship awards to future VHS seniors. If your group has considered creating a vocational technical scholarship for Vermillion High School seniors for their post-graduate studies, please contact Susan Tuve, President of Vermillion Public Schools Foundation, at susan.tuve@usdfoundation. org for further information. SOUTH DAKOTA HUMAN SERVICES CENTER Mental Health Aides Take a look at courage CLINIC RECEPTIONIST: Full-time position; Duties include direct patient contact to schedule appointments, take co-payments, answer phones, file and other duties as assigned. Strong customer service skills and computer experience preferred. COOK: Full-time position in the Nutrition Services Department. Looking for an opportunity to help others? Come, make a difference and join our community of professional health care providers. The South Dakota Human Services Center, a 304-bed inpatient psychiatric and chemical dependency treatment facility located in Yankton, is seeking full and part-time Mental Health Aides. This position performs personal care services to patients receiving treatment at the Center and includes a comprehensive employee orientation, including completion of the Certified Nurse Aide (C.N.A.) certification. Excellent benefit package. To apply, go to http://bhr.sd.gov/workforus. Job ID #5000 or 5001. For more information, contact the HR Office at 605-668-3118. CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT: Full and part-time positions available at Sanford Vermillion Care Center. Come join our team to provide the BEST CARE in our community! Certification training provided with wage increase upon final certification. HOUSEKEEPER/LAUNDRY: Full and part-time positions; Environmental Services is responsible for total cleanliness and maintenance of a safe and comfortable environment. Specific assignments include cleaning patient and resident rooms, ancillary departments, offices throughout the medical center. Flexibility and willingness to assist coworkers in team approach is of paramount importance. PLANT OPERATIONS ASSISTANT: Full-time position, job responsibilities include basic knowledge of plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems, ability to operate all power and hand tools. Performs installation and maintenance of all mechanical and stationary systems, including boiler operations to ensure a safe and efficient environment. Rotating call hours required; applicant must live within 15 mile radius of facility. REGISTERED NURSE/LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE-CARE CENTER: Join a great Nursing Team – full and part-time care center positions available for RN or LPN interested in a comprehensive, community medical center setting, competitive compensation and excellent benefits. REGISTERED NURSE-HOSPITAL: Join a great Nursing Team – full-time positions available at the hospital for RN’s interested in a comprehensive, community medical center setting. Competitive compensation and excellent benefits, Federal Nursing Loan Repayment site. 24 hours or more per pay period includes an excellent benefits package. Apply online at www.sanfordvermillion.org. For more information, please contact Cindy Benzel: 605.624.2611 or Cindy.Benzel@sanfordhealth.org Sanford Vermillion | 20 S Plum Street | Vermillion, SD 57069 EOE The employees of Sanford Health demonstrate courage. We rally together and do whatever it takes to provide our patients with a flawless and inspiring experience. 100-11200-0589 7/12 Show your courage at Sanford Health. careers.sanfordhealth.org 1315 Drivers CLASS-A CDL Regional Driver. Good home time. Great pay and benefits. Matching 401k. Bonuses and tax free money. No touch freight. Experience needed. Call Scott 507437-9905. Apply on-line www.mcfgtl.com (MCN) 1330 Professional Employment Accountant for local tax and audit practice. Farm and small business clients. Experience preferred but not required. Contact William J. Bachmeier at Kohlman, Bierschbach & Anderson, LLP, CPA's, 210 East Grand Crossing, Mobridge, SD 57601. 1335 Other Employment Farm Hand Needed. 30-40 hours per week, possibly more available. Experience preferred, but will train. (605)659-5086. • Facility Worker Multiple Shifts Benefits: USD offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical insurance and life insurance plans for our employees, South Dakota State retirement plan, paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance, as well as offering additional medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents. For detailed descriptions and to apply, go to http://yourfuture.sdbor.edu EEO/AA Grato HoldingsEnergique/Apotheca, worldwide distributor of natural health products, Woodbine, IA seeks Production Technicians, Quality Assurance Proofreading, Administrative Assistant, Production Supervisor. Great pay & benefits. 800-869-8078, denies@energiqueherbal.com, www.iowaworkforce.org/newjo bs.htm (MCN) If you don’t get the word out about your business, no one else will!!! Read and Recycle Custodial Openings Vermillion School District The Vermillion School District is accepting applications for custodial positions with various schedules. Full and part-time positions available. These positions will be “open until filled”. To obtain district application and for additional information please contact: Cindy Knudsen, Administrative Office 17 Prospect Street Vermillion SD, 57069 677-7000 Application can also be found at: www.vermillion.k12.sd.us E.O.E.
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