Legislative Session

Dakota Digest for January 29, 2016

Jan 29, 2016

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, the state legislature has concluded its work for the month of January. This week the top topics were Transgender students and bathrooms in public schools, education, medicaid expansion, and daylight savings time.

Dakota Digest for January 22, 2016

Jan 22, 2016

On this week's episode of Dakota Digest, the state legislative session continues with Week 2. SDPB's Kealey Bultena continues to report on the topic of education, and what is being discussed regarding the pay of teachers. Also, SDPB's Jim Kent attends an Eagle Feather Ceremony on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

Dakota Digest for January 8, 2016

Jan 10, 2016

On this week's edition of Dakota Digest, state lawmakers are preparing for the 2016 Legislative Session in Pierre, SD. Governor Dennis Daugaard will give his annual State-of-the-State Address on Tuesday Jan. 12, which will kick-off the session. 

Governor Dennis Daugaard says he wants to find a way to keep South Dakota competitive with other states and most lawmakers are agreeing with him. Republican State Representative Tim Rounds says the state legislature needs to find a way to get citizens to stay in South Dakota once they’ve graduated and start their careers.

South Dakota Lawmakers are gearing up for the 2014 legislative session which begins next week. Some legislators spoke in Sioux Falls Thursday, to give the public a sample of what to expect from Pierre in the next few months.

Sioux Falls Area Lawmakers met  for the annual Legislative Breakfast to preview the upcoming session. Some legislators are familiar with the system while others are new. Republican Representative David Anderson is one of the rookie lawmakers. He says he's hoping to make a difference in a bi-partisan way.

Expectations for the 2013 Legislative Session

Jan 8, 2013

SDPB News Director Cara Hetland and SDPB Statehouse host Stephanie Rissler talk about the expectations for the 2013 South Dakota Legislative Session. SDPB's Charles Michael Ray also features his Dakota Digest piece.