State Government

News: Jun 27 - Jul 3

Jul 3, 2020

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is asking a federal judge to block the federal government from taking over its law enforcement and forcing the removal of public health checkpoints, and Congressman Johnson joins us to explain why he recently introduced legislation to protect Mount Rushmore from alteration. 

 

In The Moment … July 2, 2020 Show 851 Hour 2

The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe is asking a federal judge to block the federal government from taking over its law enforcement and forcing the removal of public health checkpoints. This is the latest volley in a back-and-forth legal and political battle between the tribe and state/federal authorities.    To discuss the issues further, we welcome Frank Pommersheim, professor emeritus, University of South Dakota School of Law. 

 

Federalism & State Governments In A Pandemic.

Apr 27, 2020
NPR

In The Moment ... April 27, 2020 Show 804 Hour 2

SD Dept. of Social Services

The state of South Dakota will pay $350,000 to settle allegations that its Department of Social Services discriminated against Native Americans. 

amazon.com

In The Moment ... September 12, 2017 Show 175 Hour 1

The problem of agriculture is as old as civilization. David Montgomery is a MacArthur Fellow and professor of geomorphology at the University of Washington in Seattle. He's an internationally renowned geologist who studies landscape evolution. His latest book is called "Growing a Revolution: Bringing Our Soil Back to Life." He's coming to Sioux Falls for the 20-17 South Dakota Association Conservation Districts Annual Convention. That's September 17 through the 19. But first he stops by In the Moment.

SDPB

In The Moment ... July 26, 2017 Show 142 Hour 2

Dakota Political Junkies Denise Ross and Roger Whittle join us to talk about the state’s top political headlines. Today we discuss lawmaker’s attempts to prevent future embezzlement of tax payer dollars as it relates to the continued investigation into Mid-Central Education Cooperative. We also talk about the state’s budget surplus and President Donald Trump’s popularity in the state.

SDPB

Governor Dennis Daugaard says South Dakota has to revise this year’s budget. That’s because he says the state is not bringing in as much money as projected.

Daugaard says the trend since the start of the fiscal year is not good.

Gov. Names Interim Agriculture Secretary

Mar 25, 2016

State Veterinarian Doctor Dustin Oedekoven is now the interim South Dakota Secretary of Agriculture. He says he’s looking forward to gaining a better perspective of the department.

Oedekoven says he’s honored to serve as interim Agriculture Secretary. He says one of the biggest challenges facing agriculture in South Dakota today is getting young people involved.

State Leaders Wait For Medicaid Plan

Feb 8, 2016

Medicaid expansion is one of the major topics at the State Capitol this legislative session. Lawmakers are still waiting to hear details from the federal government before moving forward.

 

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

South Dakota drivers get new license plates starting in January, and inmates at the state penitentiary are making them. The current design is a decade old, and state officials want to update them because of aging and concerns about their reflectivity. Prisoners started producing license plates in 1929. Now current inmates are preparing to make 1.5 million plates for 2016.

State of South Dakota

SUGGESTED LEAD:  The National Association of Lieutenant Governors is beginning a program to improve the results of clinical drug trials.  The “Be The Cure” effort is designed to encourage Native Americans and other minority populations to take part in trials to prove effectiveness of prescription drugs.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

Members of the South Dakota State Legislature’s Executive Board are putting lawmakers on interim committees for in-depth analysis of certain topics. The State Senate and House of Representatives select the panel to meet outside of the regular winter session. They met Tuesday in Sioux Falls.  

Legislators on the Executive Board gather several times a year. They set travel policies for lawmakers going to state-sponsored and national events. Members also appoint lawmakers to committees that examine issues in summer studies.