Latest South Dakota State Legislature News

GOP governors mulling 2024 run aren't rushing abortion laws

Jul. 14, 2022 15:13 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Kristi Noem had pledged to “immediately” call a special legislative session to “guarantee that every unborn child has a right to life in South Dakota” if the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. But nearly three weeks after that ruling, the first-term...

Democrat Smith announces fellow House member as running mate

Jul. 07, 2022 15:14 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Democratic lawmaker Jamie Smith, who is trying to unseat Gov. Kristi Noem in the November election, announced Thursday that he has selected fellow House member Jennifer Keintz for his running mate as lieutenant governor. Smith made the...