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Dusty Johnson moved by Zelenskyy's speech, introduces legislation to honor Ukrainians | March 16

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South Dakota’s lone U.S. House member Dusty Johnson says he was moved by Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s speech this morning.  

U.S. Senator John Thune says the Biden administration should support a transfer of MiG-29 fighter jets from Poland to Ukraine.

State Democrats are rallying around recent federal spending packages and their impact on South Dakota. State lawmakers recent wrapped up legislative session, where it set up programs to spend millions.

Construction for the new B-21 bomber plane is taking flight at Ellsworth Air Force Base.

Federal legislation is funding further construction of a multi-state water pipeline. President Biden signed an appropriations bill on Friday. It allocates almost $22 million to the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System. That’s $4.5 million more than the previous fiscal year.

And more.

Megan hosts All Things Considered and the SDPB News podcast.