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In The Moment ... March 15, 2017 Show 050 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies are a panel of some of  the top political journalists in the state. Today Denise Ross and Jon Hunter join us to explore the recently announced candidacy of current SD Secretary of State Shantel Krebs (she's running against Dusty Johnson for U.S. Representative Krist Noem's seat in the House). We'll also dig in to how to prevent scandals in state government and whether or not new legislation truly addresses the will of the voters.

Jackley Hints Heavily At Run For Governor

Nov 16, 2016
Kealey Bultena / SDPB

By all indications Attorney General Marty Jackley is getting ready to run for governor.
 
While no formal announcement has been made, Jackley has formed a statewide Candidate committee called “Marty Jackley for Governor.”
 
The move comes a day after Congresswoman Kristi Noem announced her bid for the state’s highest office.
 
Jason Glodt, the state director of the campaign for Marsy’s Law, which added a crime victim’s bill of rights to the state constitution, has been tapped as the treasurer of the campaign.

Dakota Midday: Dakota Political Junkies

Nov 16, 2016
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Dakota Political Junkie Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discusses the early announcements with respect to the 2018 governor's race and how Initiated Measure 22 has impacted announcements and finances. He also visits about whether IM 22 could be changed by the state legislature as well as news that Jason Dilges is no longer a member of Governor Dennis Daugaard's cabinet. Dilges, who was the state's chief financial officer, had been placed on administrative leave last week.

Dusty Johnson Says He’s Running For Congress In 2018

Nov 16, 2016

Dusty Johnson will run for South Dakota’s lone congressional seat in 2018.

VA Prefers Move Out Of Hot Springs In EIS

Nov 10, 2016
Nicole Griffith / SDPB

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the Black Hills is continuing to push for a move to Rapid City from Hot Springs.  The agency released an Environmental Impact Statement detailing its plans.

But South Dakota’s congressional delegation, and many Hot Springs area veterans and residents are critical of the move.

The Environmental Impact Statement or EIS says the Veterans Affairs Black Hills Healthcare system hopes to construct a multi-specialty outpatient clinic and 100 bed residential rehabilitation treatment program in Rapid City.

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Dakota Political Junkies Roger Whittle, managing editor of the Watertown Public Opinion, and Jon Hunter, publisher of the Madison Daily Leader, join guest host Cara Hetland to visit about South Dakota's Congressional elections. Senator John Thune and Representative Kristi Noem were both re-elected by wide margins.

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SDPB political reporter Lee Strubinger spent Tuesday night at South Dakota Republican Party headquarters in Sioux Falls. He shares comments from U.S. Senator John Thune and U.S. Representative Kristi Noem as he discusses his night covering the GOP.

Kristi Noem Re-Elected to U.S. House

Nov 8, 2016
Melissa Hamersma

Republican Kristi Noem won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives after South Dakota voters chose her over her Democratic challenger Paula Hawks. Noem first won election to Congress in 2010. She celebrated her victory at Republican Party headquarters in Sioux Falls. Hear her entire acceptance speech below.

Seth Tupper (Rapid City Journal) and Dana Ferguson (Argus Leader Media) join Dakota Midday host Lori Walsh to discuss the top political headlines in the state. This week we discuss recent polling data, the logic behind the ban on ballot selfies, and the resonance of Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson as he campaigns in South Dakota.

Noem And Hawks Face Off On SDPB

Oct 20, 2016
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Incumbent Republican congresswoman Kristi Noem and challenger Democratic State Representative Paula Hawks squared off on SDPB TV to talk about energy, the Affordable Care Act and the presidential race.

Denise Ross from the Black Hills Knowledge Network and Seth Tupper from the Rapid City Journal lend their voices to the weekly Midday segment Dakota Political Junkies. Some topics of discussion include the memorable face palm from one South Dakotan, the GOP's platform, figures missing at the GOP national convention, and agriculture's role in the race for the U.S. House of Representatives between Kristi Noem and Paula Hawks.

Noem’s IHS Bill Working Way Through Congress

Jul 12, 2016

Congressional testimony on Representative Kristi Noem’s Indian Health Service bill wrapped up Tuesday.

Noem’s bill aims to create tribal led boards that control IHS hospitals. Noem says the boards will improve retention, reduce wait times and update the service’s funding formula.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem says her bill seeks to change the culture within the Indian Health Service. Noem says the IHS must retain quality employees, but she says agency personnel also need to be held accountable.

Lee Strubinger / SDPB

Federal lawmakers hope to create institutional change at the Indian Health Service with a bill meant to protect whistleblowers, increase oversite and implement leadership changes. The bill was discussed at length in Rapid City late last week.

Several hours of testimony and hearings on what it’s like to receive care from IHS hospitals was meant to give lawmakers an idea of the culture at several Great Plains area hospitals.

Bison Could Become National Mammal

May 3, 2016
Courtesy Wind Cave National Park

Bison could soon become the country’s National Mammal. The US House and Senate passed the National Bison Legacy Act. It’s awaiting President Obama’s signature.

Congressional Officials Meet With Pine Ridge Youth On Suicide

Nov 20, 2015
Chynna Lockett

Congresswoman Kristi Noem spent a day on Pine Ridge listening to the concerns of Lakota youth who are dealing with the tribes suicide epidemic.  Twelve Pine Ridge students have committed suicide this year.
 
Tribal officials are concerned that one key effort in combating suicide,  The Sweet Grass Program, is about to run out of funding.  
 
Tribal leaders praise Noem for her efforts to help the youth of Pine Ridge, but they say more much needs to be done.

U.S. House Passes Transportation Bill

Nov 5, 2015

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a multi-year transportation bill. Representative Kristi Noem says the measure gives certainty to state officials.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem says the six year authorization bill allows state transportation officials to complete projects that take many years to plan and implement. She says the hard part is agreeing on funding.

We’re joined this week by Roger Whittle of the Watertown Public Opinion and Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.  Some of the topics include Representative Kristi Noem’s support for Paul Ryan as the new House Speaker, the legal "minefield” of tribal marijuana, and a decision by the South Dakota Legislature’s permanent committee on state-tribal relations to ask the governor to appoint a race commission.  

Dakota Midday: Dakota Political Junkies

Oct 7, 2015

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem will cast a vote later this month for the next Speaker of the House.  How will she vote and could her vote alienate some Republicans as she looks ahead to possible re-election in 2016?  Dakota Political Junkies Dana Ferguson of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader discussed the Speaker vote along with news out of last week's Lincoln County GOP dinner, GEAR UP, and possible scenarios for the 2018 governor's race.

Democrats have their first candidate for the U.S. House. Two-term state Representative Paula Hawks of Hartford announced her candidacy on Monday for the seat held by Republican Kristi Noem. Hawks says her experience in the legislature makes her a good candidate for Congress.  She wants to focus on seniors, farmers and ranchers, equality for women, education and student loan debt.

Dakota Midday: Post Election Analyisis

Nov 5, 2014
Nate Wek SDPB

Around 54 percent of South Dakota's eligible voters went to the polls yesterday for the midterm elections. In the most closely watched race, former Republican Governor Mike Rounds won his bid to become South Dakota’s next U.S. Senator. He replaces retiring Democrat Tim Johnson. Rounds’ win last night helped Republicans take control of the U.S. Senate.

Republican Kristi Noem won a third term as the state’s lone representative in the U.S. House of Representatives. Governor Dennis Daugaard was re-elected as part of a Republican sweep of all statewide offices.

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Republican Kristi Noem says if she’s re-elected to Congress, she’ll focus on policies that would help grow South Dakota’s economy. She wants to overhaul the tax code to help job creators and repeal what she calls “job killing regulations.” Noem was first elected to serve as South Dakota’s lone member of the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. She serves on the House Agriculture Committee and House Armed Services Committee. Noem faces a challenge from Democrat Corinna Robinson.

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Candidates for the United States Congress met Thursday night on SDPB Television for a debate that covered more than one dozen topics. Both women are offering their perspectives on the federal government’s relationship with Native American tribes.

Democrat Corinna Robinson says members of Congress must focus on the issues people in Indian County find important. 

"They are not getting the funding they need to continue their language training, their cultural training in their institutions, their colleges, and they would certainly like some help with that," Robinson says. "They would like better health care. They have to drive a long ways sometimes to get to a nearby clinic, or, when an emergency happens, there’s not an ambulance close by.  They certainly struggle with drug and alcohol abuse. And we certainly need to do a better job at listening and visiting hearing their concerns."

Robinson is running against incumbent Republican Congresswoman Kristi Noem. Both women say federal officials need to respect tribal sovereignty. Noem says she wants to ensure Native Americans don’t fear that federal organizations can come into businesses and claim jurisdiction on reservation land.

Dakota Political Junkies

Aug 6, 2014
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Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Sioux Falls Argus-Leader columnist Jonathan Ellis joined this week's conversation about the latest in South Dakota political news. They discussed independent gubernatorial candidate Mike Myers' suit to replace is running mate on the fall ballot and the withdrawal of former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth’s attorney from her election law violation case. Other topics included new polling numbers and South Dakota’s pulchritudinous congressional delegation.

A Congressional committee including US Representative Kristi Noem has amended major national defense legislation. The Armed Services Committee addressed its annual bill Wednesday. Noem says lawmakers established some new procedures and priorities.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem plans to continue efforts to repeal or delay the national healthcare program known as the Affordable Care Act. The House of Representatives plans to address a reform bill this week to change the definition of a full time employee.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem says she’s asking U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to take action against a website that advertises the buying and selling of people.

Livestock Disaster Relief Signup Begins April 15

Mar 12, 2014

U.S. Representative Kristi Noem says ranchers should be able to start signing up for disaster relief by April 15. She says officials with the USDA are fast tracking the livestock disaster programs to assist producers affected by last October’s blizzard. Noem says those with the USDA are also going to expedite farm programs and the rules and regulatory approval process. She expects signup on those programs to begin by late summer or early fall.  
 

Lawmakers are discussing ways to strengthen the sex trafficking laws in the state. Congresswoman Kristi Noem spoke to both house and senate legislators this week, urging something to be done at the state level to help with this issue. Republican Representative Justin Cronin says he is trying to understand why he was not informed of the severity of Sex Trafficking in the state, until Noem spoke on the issue.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Local organizations working against sex trafficking are establishing the state’s biggest barriers to fighting the crime. Multiple victim advocates met at a round table discussion in Sioux Falls Thursday hosted by Congresswoman Kristi Noem.

Nate Wek / SDPB

US Congresswoman Kristi Noem is urging state lawmakers to address sex trafficking in South Dakota. Some lawmakers say future legislation could be on its way.

Congresswoman Kristi Noem has focused attention of passing a new farm bill.  But she is turning her attention to the issue of sex trafficking.  Noem says it’s hard for some citizens to accept the reality of the issue.

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