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Committee Reviews EB-5 Responses

Lawmakers in Pierre are examining EB-5 and other economic development programs in South Dakota ahead of their final report and recommendation. They've also scheduled their next meeting for after the November election. 

A resolution during the last legislative session directs the Government Operations and Audit Committee to revew audits and recommend solutions to weaknesses in state law and government policy. Lawmakers sent questions to two governors to find out what they knew about EB-5 in South Dakota and when they knew it. This week committee members review answers about possible corruption and construct questions for another key player in the state's EB-5 administration. 

To listen to the Government Operations and Audit Committee meeting in its entirety, visit this link.

Click here to view the GOAC meeting agenda with links to the documents and materials in front of committee members. 

Kealey Bultena grew up in South Dakota, where her grandparents took advantage of the state’s agriculture at nap time, tricking her into car rides to “go see cows.” Rarely did she stay awake long enough to see the livestock, but now she writes stories about the animals – and the legislature and education and much more. Kealey worked in television for four years while attending the University of South Dakota. She started interning with South Dakota Public Broadcasting in September 2010 and accepted a position with television in 2011. Now Kealey is the radio news producer stationed in Sioux Falls. As a multi-media journalist, Kealey prides herself on the diversity of the stories she tells and the impact her work has on people across the state. Kealey is always searching for new ideas. Let her know of a great story! Find her on Facebook and twitter (@KealeySDPB).