2020 legislative session

News: 10 - 17

Apr 17, 2020
SDPB

In this week's news podcast, leading state democrats and republicans reflect of the 2020 legislative session, Sanford Research joins us for a talk about hydroxychloroquine and the statewide clinical trial, and much more.

Dakota Political Junkies

Mar 12, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... March 10, 2020 Show 770 Hour 2

The coronavirus has South Dakotans thinking twice about holding events, school, and even opening the doors of their businesses. Sioux Falls Mayor Paul Ten Haken promises a BIG announcement at 1 o'clock today. And the remaining days of the 2020 legislative session. The Dakota Political Junkies are back. We welcome Jonathan Ellis, investigative reporter and columnist with the Sioux Falls Argus Leader, and Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science at Northern State University. 

Statehouse: Feb 24

Feb 24, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... February 24, 2020 Show 759 Hour 2

The Statehouse podcast is SDPB Radio's legislative podcast that features a compilation of the top stories coming from Pierre.

Today, SDPB’s political reporters joined Lori on In the Moment for a roundtable discussion. 

  Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Statehouse: Feb 19

Feb 19, 2020
SDPB

The Statehouse podcast is SDPB Radio's legislative podcast that features a compilation of the top stories coming from Pierre. Today you'll hear about how in a last-minute amendment, a House bill shifts from adding an assault charge for pregnant women with a controlled substance addiction to offering them a defense option.  

  Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... February 13, 2020 Show 753 Hour 2

The House Education Committee considered a bill banning racially derogatory team names and mascots in public schools last week. The bill died in committee, but this isn't the first time the statehouse has considered the issue. And the bill's prime sponsor says it won't be the last. SDPB's Jackie Hendry joins us with more.

  Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Legislative Roundtable

Feb 10, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... February 10, 2020 Show 750 Hour 2

Our weekly SDPB legislative roundtable brings journalists from across the state together for a look at what's happening in Pierre. Today we're joined by SDPB's Seth Tupper in Rapid City, Jackie Hendry in Sioux Falls, Stephanie Rissler in Vermillion, and Lee Strubinger in Pierre. 

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Weekly Legislative Roundtable

Feb 5, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... February 4, 2020 Show 746 Hour 1

In The Moment checks in with SDPB journalists from around the state for our weekly Statehouse roundtable. Seth Tupper joins from the Black Hills Surgical Hospital Studio in Rapid City. Jackie Hendry is in the Kirby Family Studio in Sioux Falls. Stephanie Rissler connects from SDPB's studio on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion. And Lee Strubinger is located at the State Capitol building in Pierre.

Victoria Wicks file photo

Last year Governor Kristi Noem introduced legislation designed to squelch pipeline protests and collect money from protest supporters.

The governor brought the bills late, and the legislature rushed them through to passage. But a federal lawsuit put a quick stop to one of them on constitutional grounds.

Now the governor has again introduced the legislation, but this time early in the session with major fixes.

Statehouse: Jan 29, 2020

Jan 29, 2020
SDPB

The Statehouse podcast is SDPB Radio's legislative podcast that features a compilation of the top stories coming from Pierre. 

In today's edition, you will hear how Republicans in the House Judiciary committee are pushing forward a bill that criminalizes brokering commercial surrogacy, and an effort to continue rolling back gun restrictions in South Dakota stumbled out of the gate this week in the Legislature, but it’s just the first of several gun debates that will happen this winter in Pierre... All this and more in today's Statehouse Podcast.

 

 

Statehouse: Jan 23, 2020

Jan 23, 2020
SDPB

The Statehouse podcast is SDPB Radio's legislative podcast that features a compilation of the top stories coming from Pierre. 

In today's edition, you will hear how House Republicans are advancing a bill they say protects transgender children from undergoing irreversible procedures, a school that has adopted the "JAG" program, and more.

 

Political Junkies: Jan 22, 2020

Jan 22, 2020
SDPB

In The Moment ... January 22, 2020 Show 738 Hour 1

A new poll looks at the approval rating of Governor Noem. A South Dakota lawmaker says consolidation in higher education might help bring down tuition rates. And a bill addressing transgender healthcare hears testimony in Pierre. The Dakota Political Junkies join us for a look at some of the state's top political headlines.  Jon Schaff is a professor of political science at Northern State University in Aberdeen. Jonathan Ellis is a reporter and columnist with Argus Leader Media.  

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

South Dakota Supreme Court Chief Justice David Gilbertson delivered his 19th and final State of the Judiciary address Wednesday. Gilbertson joins to further elaborate where he believes South Dakota has improved, and where there is still work to be done.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

Jason Ravnsborg is South Dakota's Attorney General. Ravnsborg holds the power of attorney in representing South Dakota in all legal matters. He joined Lori to talk about what he believes should be top of mind for our legislators in 2020.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 2

Today is Interfaith Day in Pierre. Constanza Hagmaier is the bishop of the South Dakota Synod, ELCA and Taneeza Islam is with South Dakota Voices for Peace. They join us to discuss this very special day in Pierre.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Ben Jones is South Dakota's secretary of education. He joins us in Pierre with a look into his top priorities, and his view of the future of education in South Dakota.

Education and Healthcare reporting on SDPB is supported by Monument Health of Rapid City

 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Lee Qualm (R) represents District 21 and is the house majority leader. Kris Langer (R) represents District 25 and is the senate majority leader. The two joined us to discuss what they are hoping to see get done during the 2020 legislative session. 

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 16, 2020 Show 735 Hour 1

Troy Heinert (D) represents District 26 and is the senate minority leader, and Jamie Smith (D) represents District 15 and is the house minority leader. They join us to discuss their goals for the 2020 legislative session.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Statehouse: Jan 14, 2020

Jan 14, 2020
SDPB

The Statehouse podcast is SDPB Radio's legislative podcast that features a compilation of the top stories coming from Pierre. 

In today's edition, you will hear all about the Governor's State of the State address, and more. 

 

Deb Soholt Talks 2020 Legislative Session

Jan 14, 2020
Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... January 14, 2020 Show 733 Hour 1

Governor Kristi Noem is set to deliver her State of the State address today, which marks the beginning of the 2020 legislative session. 

Deb Soholt is a state senator and represents district 14 which is Minnehaha County. This morning, she joined SDPB's Chris Laughery to discuss the session.

Politics and public policy reporting is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University

Chris Laughery

In America today, the largest mental health service providers are often county jails. The South Dakota State Legislature has focused efforts to study access to mental health services in the state this summer. Committees are set to provide recommendations before the 2020 legislative session.  The challenges in South Dakota are not unique. Dr. Kenneth Rosenberg's 2019 book called "Bedlam: An Intimate Journey Into America's Mental Health Crisis" gives readers an inside look at the expansive social crisis that is mental health in America.  Dr.