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