Dakota Political Junkies

Feb 5, 2020

In The Moment ... February 5, 2020 Show 747 Hour 2

Local reaction to the State of the Union address, the impeachment process continues, and a look into the ongoing legislative session in Pierre. It's Wednesday and time for our weekly get together with the Dakota Political Junkies. 

Joining us are Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University, and former South Dakota State Senator Tom Dempster.

Editor's Note: In this segment, Tom Dempster uses a hypothetical bill to repeal the tax on food as an example of how appropriations work in Pierre. There is no current bill in the state legislature to repeal the food tax. The numbers Mr. Dempster uses are not actual numbers, nor are they representative of how much state revenue comes from taxes on food.

Tom Dempster
Credit Chris Laughery

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