On this week’s Matters of the State, we take a closer look at the South Dakota Senate’s decision to suspend Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller, strip her voting rights, and open an investigation into her conduct.
Nine South Dakota state senators will be a part of the “Committee on Discipline and Expulsion” next week, which is tasked with considering whether or not Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller (R-Rapid City) should be removed from the body.
A resolution brought by Rep. Phil Jensen (R-Rapid City) would have have been a symbolic measure by the legislature to express sympathy towards those arrested on January 6th, 2021 during protests at the United States Capitol.
One of the most contentious topics in the South Dakota state legislature over the course of the last year will be taken up for debate once again on Monday, after lawmakers invoked an obscure rule to stop debate on the bill for a day.
State Rep. Will Mortenson (R-Pierre), the Majority Leader of the South Dakota State House, says he will allow remote testimony in the House State Affairs committee on a “case by case” basis. Mortenson previously said that remote testimony would not be allowed in House State Affairs, and urged other House committee chairs to take the same approach.
Johnson, 60, went from a political outsider to the state’s top election official in just a few months. Now, she says she is focused on trying to pass a post-election audit bill during her first few years in office.
In a letter to the Board of Directors for Family Heritage Alliance, Noem asks for Executive Director Norman Woods to be replaced because of his public calls for her to take action on “kid-friendly” drag shows.
On this week’s Matters of the State, we take a closer look at concerns about a recent trip involving multiple lame duck state lawmakers and whether it could lead to changes to the legislature’s travel policy.
As the annual National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) makes it’s way through Congress, South Dakota’s delegation is supporting a provision to repeal the COVID-19 vaccine mandate for members of the Armed Forces.
In her annual budget address Tuesday, Governor Kristi Noem laid out her major policy proposals ahead of the 2023 state legislative session. Chief among them is her commitment to removing the state's tax on groceries.