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Video: Gov. Kristi Noem, state lawmakers discuss legislative priorities

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Published: Jan. 21, 2021 at 9:21 AM CST
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PIERRE, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - State leaders held several press conferences Thursday morning due to discuss the ongoing South Dakota legislative session in Pierre.

Gov. Kristi Noem discussed a number of issues, including her disappointment with President Joe Biden’s decision to revoke the Keystone XL pipeline’s permit.

Gov. Kristi Noem media briefing

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem is set to speak with the media about a number of issues, including the ongoing legislative session in Pierre.

Posted by Dakota News Now on Thursday, January 21, 2021

You can also recap Noem’s briefing by following Dakota News Now Pierre Bureau reporter Austin Goss on Twitter.

Prior to Noem’s briefing, lawmakers from both parties discussed legislative priorities in separate briefings.

State Republican briefing

South Dakota Republican legislative briefing

State Republican lawmakers are discussing legislative priorities in Pierre.

Posted by Dakota News Now on Thursday, January 21, 2021

State Democrat briefing

South Dakota Democratic legislative press conference

State Democratic lawmakers are discussing legislative priorities in Pierre.

Posted by Dakota News Now on Thursday, January 21, 2021

Leadership from both parties will hold a media briefing at the Capitol in Pierre Thursday morning, a weekly routine now through the end of session.

Gov. Kristi Noem is also scheduled to speak to the press this morning. This is the first time she’s answering questions about her proposed 2022 state budget and other legislation.

Later in the day, lawmakers will convene for the annual Joint Memorial Service to be held in the House Chamber at 3 p.m. CST. Lawmakers, past and present, often gather to honor fellow members who have died in the past year.

Friday marks the first deadline of the 96th session; all concurrent House and Senate Resolutions seeking a limited introduction must be filed by the close of Legislative Day 8.

The 96th Session of the South Dakota State Legislature is scheduled to run a total of 37 days with the main run of session wrapping up on March 11.

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