News

Legislature Enters Week 2

Legislature Enters Week 2

Photo: WNAX

South Dakota lawmakers are off today and will return to Pierre tomorrow for the start of the second week of the session. Unlimited bill introductions will continue through January 29th.

Representative Jim Bolin of Canton is a member of the Appropriations Committee, and says he supports most of what the Governor has included in his budget proposal…

 

Bolin says having that extra windfall money may take some of the fight out of the budget process…

 

Some lawmakers have been critical of the process that presents the budget as the final bill in the session, sometimes just hours before the final vote and adjournment. Bolin says there is some talk of pushing back the Governor’s budget address…

Recent Headlines

in Local

Committee Proposes Changes To Liquor Taxes

MoneyDollarsCoins

An interim South Dakota Legislative committee has agreed to a package of bills dealing with alcohol tax changes.

in Local

Pressler Weighs In On Ebola

Stethoscope Medical

Former South Dakota Senator and current independent Senate candidate Larry Pressler disagrees with the Obama Administration on their handling of the ebola outbreak.

in Local

Expanded Gambling On South Dakota Ballot

gambling

Voters in South Dakota next month will be deciding on expanded gaming for the casinos in Deadwood.

in Local

Time To Think About Winter

WinterWx

Despite the nice fall weather, it is time to think about the onset of winter…..at some point.

in Local

Farmer Dies In Combine Accident, Neighbors Respond

combine

A northwest Iowa farmer died Friday evening in a combine accident on a gravel road and the next morning over three dozen of his neighbors showed up for work in Gene Sitzmann's field.