2018 Legislative Session

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 1

As the 93rd legislative session ends, with it come several changes to the initiated measure and referred law process.

With those changes come increased information disclosure requirements from those circulating petitions.

Joining us to unpack those bills, and other laws that passed this year is SDPB's political reporter Lee Strubinger.

In the Moment ... March 13, 2018 Show 296 Hour 1

South Dakota state Senator David Lust represents District 34. He joins us for a recap of the 2018 Legislative Session.

In The Moment ... March 8, 2018 Show 292 Hour 1

As the 2018 Legislative Session winds up its final week of business, we talk with state Senator Kevin Killer and state Representative Shawn Bordeaux about the triumphs and disappointments of the session. We also discuss the drive to rename Todd County to Sicangu Oyate County.

Attorney General Marty Jackley discusses the opioid crisis and legislation passed this session in Pierre to increase penalties for drug-related offenses. We also discuss the potential impact of the White House Opioid Summit on March 1, 2018.

In The Moment ... March 6, 2018 Show 290 Hour 2

State lawmakers will consider a bill that places a cap on out-of-state money going to ballot question committees.

Under current state law, ballot question committees can receive unlimited donations from parties, persons, and interest groups.

This bill, which came up last year, caps contributions at $100,000 per person or group.

Critics of the bill say it’s unconstitutional and restricts free speech. Supporters say it protects the initiative and referendum process in South Dakota.

In The Moment ... February 22, 2018 Show 282 Hour 1

SDPB's Jackie Henry joins In the Moment for a conversation about a proposed (and rejected) resolution in Pierre that aimed to address rural "brain drain" in the state.

In The Moment ... February 21, 2018 Show 281 Hour 2

Roger Whittle, Managing Editor, Watertown Public Opinion, and Jonathan Ellis, Reporter/Columnist, Argus Leader Media, join us for a look at the week's top headlines in state politics. Today's topics include efforts to curb refugee resettlement in the state as well as calls from state lawmakers for school districts to train armed "sentinels."


In The Moment ... February 13, 2018 Show 276 Hour 1

The Senate Education Committee met this morning in Pierre. South Dakota state Senator Jim Bolin is chair of the committee. He represents District 16, which includes Lincoln and Union County.

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In The Moment ... January 29, 2018 Show 265 Hour 1

We say "Hi from South Dakota" by welcoming South Dakota Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen.

Hagen has served as the Secretary of Tourism for Governor Dennis Daugaard since 2011. He joins us as we continue our look at priorities for the 2018 South Dakota legislative session.

In The Moment ... January 24, 2018 Show 262 Hour 2

Jon Hunter ("Madison Daily Leader" publisher) and Roger Whittle ("Watertown Public Opinion" managing editor) discuss the state's top political headlines of the week. Today we talk about legislation making its way through the Statehouse, including attempts to address lawmaker salaries, require lawmaker drug testing, and more.

In The Moment ... January 23, 2018 Show 261 Hour 1

We welcome South Dakota's Speaker of the House, Representative Mark Mickelson for a conversation about his legislative priorities for 2018.

In The Moment ... January 23, 2018 Show 261 Hour 1

Scott Stern serves as the Commissioner of the Governor's Office of Economic Development and is a member of the Governor's Executive Committee.

Stern is a Freeman native and a graduate of the University of South Dakota. For 29 years, he worked with Stern Oil Company of Freeman, including 14 years as vice president and general manager.

He joins us for a look at the agency's 2018 legislative priorities.

In The Moment ... January 23, 2018 Show 261 Hour 2

Emily Wanless is an associate professor of political science from Augustana University. She chaired the Initiated and Referendum Taskforce. Legislation drafted from that taskforce is under consideration now in Pierre. She joins us with details.

In The Moment ... January 17, 2018 Show 257 Hour 1

Secretary Larry Zimmerman discusses 2018 legislative priorities, including Operation CARS (Calling all Retiring Service Members).

In The Moment ... January 16, 2018 Show 256 Hour 1

Last week, the first ever Interfaith Day was held in the capitol rotunda in Pierre on the second legislative day in 2018.

Members from the state's Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Baha'i, Roman Catholic and Episcopalian faiths joined Lutherans in Interfaith Day.

In The Moment ... January 10, 2018 Show 253 Hour 1

South Dakota Secretary of State Shantel Krebs joins In the Moment for a look at legislative priorities for the 2018 session. We discuss Initiated Referendum and Constitutional Amendment legislation, Initiated Measure 24, election integrity, and more.

In The Moment ... January 10, 2018 Show 253 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Seth Tupper and Jonathan Ellis join In the Moment host Lori Walsh for a look at the first week of the 2018 legislative session in South Dakota. We talk about Governor Dennis Daugaard's State of the State address and more.

In The Moment ... January 11, 2018 Show 254 Hour 1

South Dakota Supreme Court Justice David Gilbertson joins In the Moment for a look at his legislative priorities for the 2018 session.