PIERRE, S.D. -- With a statewide blizzard looming, legislators stayed through Tuesday, March 12 night, into early Wednesday morning, to pass South Dakota’s $4.9 billion Fiscal Year 2020 budget. Senate Bill 191 , the General Appropriations Act, passed the Senate by a 27-2 vote and the House by a 53-6 vote. The Fiscal 2020 budget will go into effect in July.
PIERRE, S.D. -- A week after the Legislature pushed through Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's surprise Keystone XL pipeline bill package , two of South Dakota's tribal chairmen are rescinding their tribes from a ceremony to be held on Capitol grounds.
PIERRE, S.D. -- One day after Republican Gov. Kristi Noem issued her veto of a bill to legalize industrial hemp , the House has voted to override the veto.
PIERRE, S.D. — Despite resistance from activists and South Dakota's American Indian tribes, the Legislature is moving forward with Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's last-minute bill package to curb protests of TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline.
PIERRE, S.D. -- After some legislative finagling, a bill to legalize hemp in South Dakota is still alive .
PIERRE, S.D. — A bill to legalize the growth and production of hemp in South Dakota is hanging on by a thread.
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota public schools may soon be required to display the United States national motto "In God we trust" in a prominent location for students to see. The House on Wednesday, Feb. 27, by a 47-19 vote passed Senate Bill 55 , which would make the display a mandate for all South Dakota public schools.
PIERRE, S.D. — The clock is ticking for legislators to solve what industry experts call a statewide crisis for South Dakota nursing homes . With just over two weeks until the 2019 legislative session wraps, lawmakers have killed two bills that aimed to resuscitate the industry.
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota could be one step closer to legalizing industrial hemp — if lawmakers can win over the governor . The House on Tuesday, Feb.
PIERRE, S.D. - A legislative committee on Monday, Feb. 25 unanimously passed a bill that will double civil penalties for pipeline safety violations. The House Commerce and Energy Committee voted unanimously to pass Senate Bill 18 , which increases the current fine from $100,000 per violation per day to $200,000. The fines for a related series of violations will be capped at $2 million, up from $1 million.