As the 2014 Legislative session begins, some issues are prominent in the minds of the legislators. The Rapid City Journal identified five things to know about this session. The budget is always a major issue, and related to that is school aid and Medicaid expansion. Rep. Steve Hickey wants to repeal the death penalty. And this is an election year, not just for all the state legislators, but also for one of South Dakota's senators, and for governor.

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