Senator Jim Bolin

A bill adjusting reorganization requirements for low-enrolled school districts is moving to the senate floor. Despite the do-pass motion, some lawmakers expressed hesitancy in adopting the new measure in state statute. 

City of Sioux Falls

Every ten years state lawmakers must draft new boundaries for state legislative districts. Observers say as population grows in more urban areas, Sioux Falls may receive another legislative district in 2021, following the census.

State Senator Jim Bolin loves to talk demographic and population shifts in South Dakota.

“I’ve crunched some numbers on this," Bolin says. "It’s kind of my hobby…”