State lawmakers consider preemptive ban of guaranteed income programs | Feb 07
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In a preemptive move, South Dakota lawmakers are considering steps to ban guaranteed income programs. These programs, also known as universal basic income, are currently being tested across the nation.
Following her recent address to state lawmakers, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem is facing repercussions for her rhetoric relating to the state’s reservations. In response, native leaders are questioning the intent of her speech.
A Senate committee is rejecting an effort to rename the Scalp Creek Lakeside Recreation Area in Gregory County. Democratic Senator Shawn Bordeaux is Sicangu Lakota and says its time for the state to move away from hurtful names.
The House State Affairs Committee is supporting a bill to help fund a new elementary school for the Douglas School District. That district serves the Box Elder community – the home of Ellsworth Air Force Base.