News

Farm Bureau Disappointed South Dakota Flooded Private Lands Bill Killed

Farm Bureau Disappointed South Dakota Flooded Private Lands Bill Killed

Photo: WNAX

South Dakota Senate Bill 169, the flooded private lands measure was defeated in the state Senate this week when it was tabled. South Dakota Farm Bureau backed the measure and was disappointed at the action. Farm Bureau Lobbyist Mike Held says they’ll work to try and find a compromise all sides can agree to and try again next session.

Held says his group thought they had the right measure this session after trying last year. He says however others thought differently.

The intention of SB 169 was to provide access and use of public waters on public and private land and still protect private property rights.

Recent Headlines

7 hours ago in Local

Iowa Legislators Disagree over Medicaid Changes

medical file

Democrats in the Iowa Senate plan to pass a bill that would stop Governor Branstad's plan to move the 560-thousand Medicaid patients in Iowa into private managed care plans.

9 hours ago in Local

El Nino Could Lead to Muddy Fields This Spring

Storm Clouds

An Iowa State University climatologist says the current El Nino weather pattern could mean slow planting this spring.

1 day ago in Local

Health Organizations in Nebraska Watching the Zika Virus

mosquito

Health organizations are carefully monitoring the spread of the Zika virus after a large outbreak in May of last year in Brazil.

1 day ago in Local

Property Tax Debate Continues in Nebraska

nebraska-state-capital

Governor Pete Ricketts told a legislative committee Nebraskans demand property tax relief...and the Unicameral needs to respond this year.

2 days ago in Local

SD Legislature Keeps Conceal Carry Bill Alive

ruger gun

The South Dakota House State Affairs Committee narrowly passed a bill that would allow people with an enhanced concealed weapons permit to possess those weapons in the state Capital and any county courthouse.