Government Accountability Task Force

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In The Moment ... October 18, 2017 Show 201 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Jonathan Ellis join us to unpack the week’s top headlines in state politics. Today we talk about the Government Accountability Task Force, a lawsuit seeking more equitable care for transgender state employees, and sexual harassment in Pierre.

In The Moment ... October 17, 2017 Show 200 Hour 1

The Government Accountability Task Force met for the final time yesterday. They're a summer study group tasked by the state legislature to take a closer look at campaign finance issues and limits in South Dakota. Yesterday, the task force passed along several proposals for the legislature to consider next session. Joining us to unpack those bills is SDPB's Lee Strubinger.

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A house committee has minimized the role of a proposed government accountability task force. Senate Bill 171 now establishes a panel to focus solely on campaign finance limits.
 
During the same meeting, legislators are also reverting a heavily amended campaign finance law back to its original language.

The original Government Accountability Task Force had three main objectives: review lobbyist restrictions, consider ethics reform, and evaluate campaign finance.