State Senate

Meet the Candidates: Jessica Meyers

21 hours ago

In The Moment … July 15, 2020 Show 859 Hour 1

Jessica Meyers has always had an interest in state government. She'd like to put that interest to the test by earning your vote for state senate. She's running for office out of District 12 which includes parts of Lake and Minnehaha counties. Our Meet the Candidates series continues as we get to know her. 



In The Moment ... January 29, 2020 Show 743 Hour 1

House Bill 1057 continues to lead headlines across the state. Legislation creating a so-called "modified Red Flag law" has been filed in the State Senate. And, the Board of Regents' director is pushing a bill creating needs-based scholarships. The Dakota Political Junkies will touch on these topics and more this morning.  We welcome the University of South Dakota Associate Professor of Political Science Michael Card, and Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter. 


Meet The Candidates - Justyn Hauck

Oct 11, 2018
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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.

Justyn Hauck is a Democratic candidate for State Senate in District 14 which covers part of Minnehaha County.

His background is in technology and telecommunications.





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In The Moment ... September 13, 2018 Show 421 Hour 1

Deb Soholt is running for re-election to the South Dakota State Senate out of District 14.  The Republican incumbent is seeking a fourth consecutive term.

Soholt chairs the Senate Health & Human Services Committee.

South Dakota lawmakers passed a 4.3 billion dollar budget late Friday night. Despite lower than expected revenue projections, the budget provides for increases in Medicaid reimbursements, state employee salaries and education funding. Lawmakers also passed a bill that increases funding for roads and bridges. It raises the gas tax by six cents and raises license fees and license plate fees by 20 percent. Lawmakers return to Pierre on March 30 to consider any gubernatorial vetoes.

Kealey Bultena / SDPB

State lawmakers on the Senate Local Government committee say they don’t want to set up automatic pay raises for the legislature. Supporters of House Bill 1150 say the measure treats state lawmakers like all other state employees. That means they would receive a pay increase at whatever rate applies to South Dakota workers – whether that’s a large increase or none at all.