A light-hearted article in which I answer the vital question of how many escalators there are in the state of South Dakota.
A proposal to let schools arm volunteer “sentinels” to protect against threats is on its way to the South Dakota Senate.
Article: Top legislators from both parties clashed with Gov. Dennis Daugaard Friday, the first public sign of strife in a legislative session marked so far by an unusual degree of cooperation and bipartisanship.
Sioux Falls area citizens might face competing question-and-answer sessions with local legislators this year.
I appear as a commentator on South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s “Political Junkies” segment of their “Dakota Midday” show, discussing bills before the state Legislature.
Harsh words and accusations of lying preceded a committee walkout Friday morning when a Republican lawmaker again clashed with Rep. David Lust.
South Dakota lawmakers won’t see a controversial anti-abortion bill some activists wanted to bring this session, but that doesn’t mean abortion won’t be on the agenda next month in Pierre. (Rapid City Journal, 02/01/2012)
Dozens of legislators want to replace South Dakota’s venerable state flag with a design by a Spearfish artist.
I appear as a commentator on South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s “Political Junkies” segment of their “Dakota Midday” show, discussing bills before the state Legislature and recent announcements involving the state’s Congressional delegation.
Stephanie Herseth Sandlin came extremely close to running for Congress again this year.
Gov. Dennis Daugaard proposed sweeping reforms Tuesday to the state’s K-12 education system, including annual $5,000 bonuses for the state’s best teachers, more bonuses for math and science teachers and an end to the venerable institution of teacher tenure. (Rapid City Journal, 01/11/2012)
Anti-abortion groups plan a major push next year in the South Dakota Legislature to ban abortions after the 20th week of pregnancy.
South Dakota has money to spend on schools, medical providers and state workers, Gov. Dennis Daugaard declared Tuesday — and proposed what he termed a cautious way of spending it. (Rapid City Journal, 12/07/11)
I appear as a commentator on South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s “Political Junkies” segment of their “Dakota Midday” show, discussing the news of a former South Dakota governor’s brain cancer, a state GOP presidential straw poll and a referendum to raise the state sales tax.
Former South Dakota Gov. Bill Janklow announced Friday that he is dying of brain cancer.
Last fall, Silver City resident Jeff Sugrue received a letter from Pennington County he had never seen before: an order to have his home’s septic system pumped and inspected.
A dispute between two rival groups of landowners near Hill City could end up entangling everyone — and Pennington County — in expensive litigation over a narrow dirt road through the Black Hills. (Rapid City Journal, 10/22/2011)