Frye-Mueller files lawsuit challenging Senate suspension | Jan 31
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The Black Hills lawmaker ousted from the Senate is asking a judge to overturn her suspension from the chamber. A Senate discipline committee is organizing to investigate the matter.
State lawmakers are learning more about a proposed women’s prison in Rapid City. A bill to construct the prison is before the legislature this year. Last year, the state purchased a twenty-acre plot to build the new facility. However, a quarter of the land is not usable.
The House Health and Human Services Committee Tuesday morning favorably recommends a bill to provide $4 million dollars in additional funding for suicide prevention programs.
The Senate is advancing a bill repealing the requirement for the Board of Regents to produce a report on intellectual diversity.
House lawmakers are passing a bill that modifies how out-of-state travel is approved for legislative members.
The bill is in response to controversy over former representatives Spencer Gosch and Jamie Smith attending a December legislative meeting in Hawaii. Neither lawmaker was returning to the legislature.
The emerald ash borer continues to spread in southeast South Dakota. The Department of Agriculture and Natural Resources is confirming an infestation in Dakota Dunes.