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Federal judge halts Governor Noem's abortion pill rule | Feb 24

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A federal judge has temporarily halted a South Dakota rule from taking effect that would have made the state one of the hardest places in the U.S. to get abortion pills.

State Senators are passing a bill that would legalize and tax recreational marijuana. Voters legalized recreational marijuana in 2020, but the constitutional amendment was struck down by the courts.

House lawmakers are passing a sales tax reduction. Supporters say the time is right to live up to a tax cut pledge from six years ago, but not every Republican is on board…

A measure allowing school districts to pay signing bonuses for new staff members is making its way through the South Dakota legislature. Currently, school districts can give signing bonuses to new teachers but not other types of employees.

The State House is endorsing a bill to renovate the Cultural Heritage Center in Pierre. House Bill 1047 passed with unanimous approval.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.