Tribes Lose Bid To Share In Riot Boosting Money

Feb 19, 2020

State Representative Shawn Bordeaux
Credit SD Legislative Research Council

House State Affairs has voted against allowing tribes to seek reimbursement for expenses associated with pipeline protests.

Last year's legislature established the PEACE fund to collect money for state or political subdivisions whose budgets might be stressed if the Keystone XL pipeline is built and protests rise up.

The committee voted 9 to 4 against including tribes in that group.

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SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.