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In The Moment Statehouse (Full Episode)

2024 South Dakota Legislative Coverage from SDPB's In The Moment.

SDPB's politics and public policy reporter brings us an update from the Capitol. Lee Strubinger previews Gov. Kristi Noem's joint session and discusses several bills that would impact the state's mining industry. 6:32

The 2015 Blue Ribbon Task Force released a landmark report and set up a 2016 law to address teacher pay in South Dakota. We ask Rep. Tony Venhuizen about the task force's findings and legacy. He joins us for a look at where the state currently ranks for teacher compensation and who's working on this issue in the Legislature. 13:57

Jonathan Ellis is our Dakota Political Junkie today. The co-founder of The Dakota Scout dives into how Senate Bill 75 would impact community newspapers and his expectations for the joint session. 27:49

We speak with the ACLU South Dakota about their legislative priorities for 2024. 40:35

Plus, SDPB's Jackie Hendry, host of South Dakota Focus, brings us an update on the child care crisis and a bill that would begin to explore it. 50:28