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Legislature sustains all of Noem's vetoes | Mar 27


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All of Governor Kristi Noem's vetoes were upheld after the legislature returned to Pierre Monday for veto day. Lawmakers voted on four bills vetoed by the governor. None received the two-thirds majority needed to override the veto.

House lawmakers are upholding a veto by Governor Kristi Noem that updates the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC). Supporters of the UCC update say opposition is rooted in misunderstanding.

Governor Kristi Noem signed a bill that aims to prohibit state agencies from contracting with companies owned or controlled by what she calls, "evil foreign governments." In the signing of Senate Bill 189, the governor makes a clear stance on business transactions between the state and certain foreign governments.

The state Supreme Court is considering whether a Black Hills bed and breakfast owner needs to pay back unemployment benefits she received when her business slowed during the pandemic.

There's another leadership shakeup at the South Dakota State Penitentiary in Sioux Falls. Teresa Bittinger has been named interim warden at the penitentiary and Jameson Annex.

At a special meeting of the Brookings School Board, superintendent Klint Willert announced his intention to resign. Willert has held the position since July of 2015.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."