Latest South Dakota State Legislature News

Noem proposes big salary raises, over $1B in projects

Dec. 07, 2021 19:30 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem laid out a plan Tuesday to spend an unprecedented amount of money in raises for state employees, teachers and health care providers, as well as boost infrastructure projects as the state receives billions in federal pandemic relief and sees...

Ex-official set to speak in Noem, appraiser agency probe

Nov. 24, 2021 16:12 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers will meet next month to hear from a former state employee at the center of questions over whether Gov. Kristi Noem interfered in a state agency that was evaluating her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license. ...

Ex-South Dakota lawmaker eyes 3rd stab at governor's race

Nov. 23, 2021 16:57 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Former Republican state lawmaker Lora Hubbel says she plans to run for South Dakota governor as an independent. It would be Hubbel's third try at landing the job. She ran for the Republican nomination in 2014 and lost to then-Gov. Dennis...

South Dakota newspaper pushes House Speaker to open records

Nov. 22, 2021 15:38 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A South Dakota newspaper is preparing to launch a second lawsuit if the House Speaker does not disclose the names of lawmakers who called for a special legislative session this month to consider whether to impeach the state’s attorney general. ...

Ex-official subpoenaed in probe of Noem daughter meeting

Nov. 17, 2021 18:16 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers issued a subpoena Wednesday to the former head of the state agency at the center of questions over whether Gov. Kristi Noem influenced her daughter's application for a real estate appraiser license. The Executive Board,...

Former House Speaker to challenge Gov. Noem in GOP primary

Nov. 16, 2021 10:38 AM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmaker and former House Speaker Steve Haugaard will challenge Gov. Kristi Noem for the Republican nomination for governor next year. Haugaard, who was first elected in 2014, confirmed on Tuesday that he had filed paperwork to run...

South Dakota Legislature moves for subpoenas on Noem meeting

Nov. 15, 2021 12:09 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers moved Monday to subpoena a document and a former state employee at the center of questions about whether Gov. Kristi Noem used her influence to aid her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license. The...

South Dakota lawmakers to press for Noem daughter's records

Nov. 12, 2021 15:35 PM EST

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers are pressing Gov. Kristi Noem’s administration to hand over a document that could prove whether a plan was in place to give her daughter another chance to win a real estate appraiser license prior to a meeting last year that has spurred...

South Dakota lawmakers pass new, shaken-up legislative map

Nov. 10, 2021 16:37 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's Legislature Wednesday approved new political boundaries that are likely to shake up the Statehouse after moderate Senate Republicans championed the proposal. The state’s population has shifted towards urban areas in the last decade,...

South Dakota House hiring lawyer to guide AG impeachment

Nov. 10, 2021 16:23 PM EST

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers weighing impeachment of the state's attorney general will start their investigation by hiring legal counsel to guide their probe. The House's investigative committee met for the first time Wednesday as they delve into Attorney...