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Lawmakers Respond To Audit Results

Lawmakers in Pierre are examining two audits released Thursday focusing on the Governor’s Officer of Economic Development and the Eb5 program. Governor Dennis Daugaard told lawmakers a few weeks ago he didn't expect any surprises not found by the Attorney General's investigation. Democratic Representative Kathy Tyler says the results didn’t surprise her either.  She says regardless, the results may not have been thorough enough.

"Looking at the scope of the audits, they did not cover anything with South Dakota’s regional center, they did not cover anything with SDRC Inc. There was nothing about the EB5 program in any of the audits so I’m waiting for the Department of Legislative audit to come through. I also do have a bill that I will be submitting tomorrow for an oversight committee," Representative Tyler says.

Tyler says she plans to review the hundreds of pages presented and she says she'll work with other lawmakers to develop a plan to prevent something like this from happening again.

Nate Wek is currently the sports content producer and sports and rec beat reporter for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. He is a graduate of South Dakota State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Journalism Broadcasting and a minor in Leadership. From 2010-2013 Nate was the Director of Gameday Media for the Sioux Falls Storm (Indoor Football League) football team. He also spent 2012 and 2013 as the News and Sports Director of KSDJ Radio in Brookings, SD. Nate, his wife Sarah, and two kids Braxan and Jordy, live in Canton, SD.