- Associated Press - Saturday, December 26, 2015

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard will be speaking in Pierre about Medicaid expansion and his budget plan set to be considered in the upcoming legislative session.

Daugaard will discuss the measure on Monday.

The Republican governor outlined the $4.8 billion budget earlier in December. The proposal includes increases to higher education, Medicaid providers and state workers, among other areas.

Daugaard has also proposed expanding the Medicaid program for low-income and disabled people if some conditions are met.

Daugaard has said the state’s cost for expanding Medicaid would have to be covered by savings to move forward.

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