South Dakota Legislature

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In The Moment ... September 11, 2019 Show 656 Hour 2

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has confirmed an F2 tornado for the area of 41st and Kiwanis. Meanwhile, Governor Kristi Noem is hardening her stance against industrial hemp in South Dakota.

Dakota Political Junkies Jonathan Ellis of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader and Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader join for the weekly discussion.

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In The Moment ... September 3, 2019 Show 650 Hour 2

Dick Brown will become a member of the South Dakota Hall of Fame later this month. A native of Dell Rapids, Brown's involvement in the state legislature, charitable organizations, and outdoor recreation left a statewide impact.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... August 27, 2019 Show 646 Hour 1

The Interim Joint Committee on Appropriations met last week. Democratic State Representative Michael Saba (District 9) is on the committee. He joins SDPB's Steve Zwemke to detail the meetings and talk about new ways to bring international money into South Dakota. 

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... July 23, 2019 Show 621 Hour 2

The South Dakota Legislature is developing a clearer picture of access to mental health services in the state with the goal of improving that access and helping South Dakotans find those services closer to home.

State Representative Erin Healy serves as co-chair of the Task Force to Reduce the Overall Use of Acute Mental Health Hospitalizations.

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In The Moment ... July 3, 2019 Show 609 Hour 1

As we roll into July, new legislation takes effect in South Dakota, including bills that paved the way for lawmakers to study some of the more complex issues in the state.

Senate Bill 3 authorized the Special Education Interim Study Committee. State Representative Nancy Rasmussen chairs the committee which holds its first meeting on July 11.

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Hemp Summer Study

Jul 2, 2019
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In The Moment ... July 2, 2019 Show 608 Hour 2

A group of South Dakota Legislators will get together this summer to study the regulation and the costs of putting an industrial hemp program in place.

Republican Representative Lee Qualm chairs the study. He represents District 21. Democratic Representative Oren Lesmeister led the charge for industrial hemp legislation earlier this year. He represents District 28A.

Susan Hanson

In The Moment ... July 2, 2019 Show 608 Hour 1

The South Dakota Legislature is studying access to mental health services this summer through the work of five task forces. State Representative Jean Hunhoff chairs a committee looking at nursing home criteria in South Daktoa. The group holds their first meeting on July 17.

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In The Moment ... June 25, 2019 Show 603 Hour 1

This summer, 60 legislators and non-legislators have been appointed to serve on five interim task forces that will focus on mental health issues in South Dakota.

Representative Tim Reed is from District 7. He's the chair of the Increase Community Relations and Caregiver Supports Task Force. The first meeting is July 19.

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South Dakota Republican Chair Looks To 2020

Apr 17, 2019

In The Moment ... April 17, 2019 Show 558 Hour 1

Republican leadership will stay the same at the top as the South Dakota GOP looks to the 2020 legislative session and a big election year.

Dan Lederman continues at the helm. He discusses the recently ended session and 2020.

Chris Laughery

In The Moment ... April 8, 2019 Show 551 Hour 2

The South Dakota Democratic Party has elected a new chair. Paula Hawks has been a state lawmaker and a candidate for U.S. House.

Hawks recaps the past legislative session and looks ahead at items like legislative interim studies and the 2020 election.

In The Moment ... February 14, 2019 Show 516 Hour 2

South Dakota Speaker of the House Steve Haugaard discusses the current legislative session in Pierre and focuses on priorities for the state's Republican Party.

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In The Moment ... February 12, 2019 Show 514 Hour 2

Senate Minority Leader Troy Heinert and House Minority Leader Jamie Smith provide perspective from the Democratic Party on the 2019 legislative session currently underway in Pierre.

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In The Moment ... February 7, 2019 Show 511 Hour 1

House Bill 1087 seeks to promote intellectual diversity on college campuses.

Senate Bill 122 forbids rules on regulations intended to restrict the rights of people to carry firearms on campus.

Both bills would change how South Dakota students navigate the ever shifting landscape of higher education.

Paul Beran, Executive Director, and Nate Lukkes, General Counsel of the South Dakota Board of Regents discuss the debate at the State Capitol in Pierre.

ACLU Opposes HB1108

Feb 6, 2019
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In The Moment ... February 6, 2019 Show 510 Hour 1

House Bill 1108 would prohibit gender identity or gender expression instruction to and student in kindergarten through seventh grade in South Dakota's public schools.

Adam Dale Jorgenson and Libby Skarin of ACLU of South Dakota are against the bill.

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In The Moment ... February 6, 2019 Show 510 Hour 2

The Dakota Political Junkies take a look at the background of gun law legislation.

This week's panelists are Seth Tupper, enterprise reporter with the Rapid City Journal, and Jon Schaff, professor of Political Science and Department Chair at Northern State University in Aberdeen.

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In The Moment ... February 1, 2019 Show 507 Hour 1

Senate Bill 47 allowing constitutional carry in South Dakota was signed into law Thursday by Governor Kristi Noem.

SDPB Political Reporter Lee Strubinger says other bills dealing with concealed carry are still working their way through the legislature.

Reporting on politics and public policy is supported by The Center for Western Studies at Augustana University.

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In The Moment ... January 30, 2019 Show 505 Hour 2

A bill that allows permitless concealed carry has passed the legislature and awaits Governor Kristi Noem's signature.

The Dakota Political Junkies, Noel Hamiel and Jon Hunter, discuss the bill and other highlights from this year's legislative session in Pierre. 

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... January 9, 2019 Show 491 Hour 2 

South Dakota Speaker of the House Steve Haugaard and Assistant Senate Majority Leader Jim Bolin highlight parts of Governor Kristi Noem's State of the State address. 

Additionally, they detail their plans for the 2019 legislature.

Haugaard and Bolin joined In The Moment host Lori Walsh at the State Capitol in Pierre.

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... January 9, 2019 Show 491 Hour 2

The state's Democratic leaders, Senator Troy Heinert and Representative Jamie Smith, discuss Governor Noem's State of the State address and provide a preview of the 2019 legislative session in Pierre.

Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... January 9, 2019 Show 491 Hour 1

As the new Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tribal Relations, David Flute works with tribal leaders in a government to government relationship in order to improve the quality of life for all South Dakota citizens.

Secretary Flute discusses the upcoming legislative session, sovereignty, drug problems and other issues facing his department.

Dakota Political Junkies: State Of The State

Jan 9, 2019
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In The Moment ... January 9, 2019 Show 491 Hour 2

Governor Kristi Noem delivered her first State of the State address in Pierre Tuesday.

The Dakota Political Junkies, Seth Tupper of the Rapid City Journal and Jon Hunter of the Madison Daily Leader, discuss what they describe as a "very different" address. 

Hitting The Ground Running

Jan 9, 2019
Steve Munsen

In The Moment ... January 9, 2019 Show 491 Hour 1

Throughout her campaign, inauguration and in her first In The Moment interview as governor, Kristi Noem has talked about "hitting the ground running."

She discusses her transition to the governor's office, issues facing South Dakota and several of her ideas that she'd like to see come to fruition as the state's new leader. 

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In The Moment ... November 28, 2018 Show 468 Hour 2

Noel Hamiel and Jon Hunter discuss Governor-elect Kristi Noem's transition team during the weekly Dakota Political Junkies roundtable.

The political junkies look for several groups to re-try legislation that didn't pass or received a veto during Governor Daugaard's administration.

South Dakota Retailers Association

In The Moment ... November 20, 2018 Show 464 Hour 2

South Dakotans are making their lists. What's ahead for state businesses this holiday shopping season?

Nathan Sanderson serves as executive director of the South Dakota Retailers Association which represents nearly 4000 members in more than 160 business categories. Sanderson discusses the organization's legislative efforts and previews the upcoming retail season.

Dakota Political Junkies: Transition In Pierre

Nov 14, 2018
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In The Moment ... November 14, 2018 Show 460 Hour 2

Governor-elect Kristi Noem's transition team, new Republican leadership in Pierre and a remembrance of former lawmaker Roger Hunt highlight this week's Dakota Political Junkies conversation.

Former State Representative and South Dakota Newspaper Hall of Famer Noel Hamiel joins Northern State University Professor of Political Science Jon Schaff.

Meet The Candidates - Dan Ahlers

Oct 11, 2018
Adria Botella

In The Moment ... October 11, 2018 Show 440 Hour 1

South Dakota Public Broadcasting introduces you to the candidates of the 2018 election.

We have invited each candidate to join us for live interviews on In The Moment between now and November.

Dan Ahlers is running for re-election to the State House of Representatives in District 25. Ahlers is a business and property owner in Dell Rapids. He was part of this summer's Emerging Leaders Program sponsored in part by the University of Virginia Darden School of Business.

Meet The Candidate: Debra Smith

Aug 10, 2018
Debra Smith

In The Moment ... August 9, 2018 Show 397 Hour 2

Debra Smith is a Democratic candidate for the South Dakota House of Representatives in District 26B.  From Vivian, Smith is a high school teacher in the Lyman school district.

Among Smith's concerns are education and the uncertainty of how a new governor will address it along with teacher pay and the imbalance between Republicans and Democrats in the legislature.

Adria Botella

In The Moment ... July 3, 2018 Show 371 Hour 2

The South Dakota State Legislature is conducting a summer study that includes a review of South Dakota's mental health services. State Senator Deb Soholt, representing District 14, joined In The Moment with an update on the study.

The State of South Dakota has filed a response to the Initiated Measure 22 lawsuit. SDPB political reporter Lee Strubinger joins Dakota Midday with an update.

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Seth Tupper of the Rapid City Journal and Dana Ferguson of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader discuss the week's political news, highlighted by yesterday's annual budget address by Governor Dennis Daugaard. Described by some as "bare bones," Daugaard's budget proposes small increases for education and state employees. The governor took time Tuesday to blast Initiated Measure 22. He's recommending that legislators not fund a major part of the measure which was passed by voters last month.

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