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South Dakota governor proposes tighter spending along with increases for K-12 education

Dec. 05, 2023 18:40 PM EST

South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem outlined her budget vision on Tuesday, emphasizing tighter spending amid rising inflation, while also proposing funding increases for K-12 education, health care providers and state employees. The second-term Republican governor's budget plan through...

Republican Rep. Jess Olson, of Rapid City, resigns South Dakota House seat, citing health issues

Nov. 13, 2023 19:23 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Republican Rep. Jess Olson, of Rapid City, announced Monday that she has resigned from her South Dakota House seat effective immediately, citing unspecified ongoing health issues. “It has been my platform to support children and families and address workforce...

South Dakota governor asks state Supreme Court about conflict of interest after lawmaker resigns

Nov. 03, 2023 15:47 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Republican Gov. Kristi Noem has requested guidance from the state’s Supreme Court about conflict-of-interest rules for lawmakers, several weeks after a South Dakota state lawmaker resigned and agreed to repay $500,000 in federal COVID-19 relief that she received...