...like providing better and safer medical services in Mobridge:
Gov. Mike Rounds has awarded Walworth County a $309,000 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) to facilitate hospital upgrades.
“This is really a great project for Mobridge and Walworth County,” the Governor said. “These upgrades will allow the hospital to modernize and better serve patients, both in terms of more space and increased services.”
A new addition to the hospital will be built. Renovation of existing space, along with the new addition, will add more than 17,000 square feet to the hospital. As a result, many of the hospital’s departments will be enlarged.
...The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development funds the CDBG Program, and the Governor’s Office of Economic Development administers it ["Expansion, Upgrades in Store for Mobridge Regional Hospital," South Dakota Governor's Office of Economic Development press release, 2010.11.16].
Send that pork back, right, Kristi? Let Mobridge pay for its own hospital instead of relying federal handouts, right, Republicans?
Don't you just hate it when, contrary to all the anti-government rhetoric you've been fed by the Koch brothers and the GOP, the federal government makes life tangibly better for small-town South Dakotans?