Senator Ryan Maher

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…”

Senate Vote On IM 22 Repeal Delayed Until Wednesday

Jan 26, 2017
Lee Strubinger / SDPB

The South Dakota Senate will wait until Wednesday to vote on a measure to repeal Initiated Measure 22.
The delay gives lawmakers extra time to consider repealing a voter approved measure that critics say has been fast tracked through the legislature.

A Senate committee is no longer considering banning lobbyists from an adjacent hallway to the Senate chambers.
The Legislative Procedures Committee is tabling the rule for now.
Senate Majority Leader Blake Curd says the committee can convene at any time to change the rule, if a problem arises.