Latest South Dakota State Legislature News

South Dakota AG convicted on 2 impeachment charges, removed

Jun. 22, 2022 07:02 AM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday convicted Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg of two impeachment charges stemming from a 2020 fatal crash, removing and barring him from future office in a stinging rebuke that showed most senators didn’t believe his account of the crash. ...

Republican South Dakota House candidate withdraws from race

Jun. 08, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A Republican candidate for the South Dakota House announced Wednesday he is withdrawing his candidacy amid a challenge from his Democratic rival over his eligibility for the race. Logan Manhart, who was running as a Republican for a District 1 House seat,...

South Dakota’s Noem, Thune repel GOP challenges from right

Jun. 08, 2022 00:53 AM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem, who has elevated her national prominence through a hands-off approach to pandemic restrictions, won the Republican primary on Tuesday against a former legislative leader who accused her of using the office to mount a 2024 White House bid. ...

Dusty Johnson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in South Dakota.

Jun. 07, 2022 22:46 PM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dusty Johnson wins Republican nomination for U.S. House in South Dakota.

South Dakota report: Noem's daughter got special treatment

May. 18, 2022 14:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday unanimously approved a report finding that Republican Gov. Kristi Noem's daughter got preferential treatment while she was applying for a real estate appraiser's license in 2020. The findings of last year's legislative...

Draft report finds Noem's daughter got special treatment

May. 17, 2022 19:06 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota lawmakers on Wednesday will consider a legislative report that finds Gov. Kristi Noem's daughter received preferential treatment while she was applying for a real estate appraiser license in 2020. The Legislature's Government Operations and...

GOP lawmakers steered probe into intoxicated state senators

May. 16, 2022 17:34 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Senate Republicans in a private 2020 meeting planned how to achieve an already-negotiated outcome to a committee investigating a pair of lawmakers for being intoxicated during legislative proceedings even before the committee had a chance to meet, according...

South Dakota Senate approves 2-day impeachment trial for AG

Apr. 26, 2022 13:48 PM EDT

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Senate on Tuesday approved the rules for an impeachment trial of the state's attorney general for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash, laying out a two-day proceeding in June that gives just hours to either side to argue their case. ...

South Dakota AG's impeachment trial set for June 21-22

Apr. 13, 2022 17:46 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The leader of the South Dakota Senate on Wednesday named a lead prosecutor for the impeachment trial of state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and scheduled it for late June. The announcement from Republican Sen. Lee Schoenbeck comes one day after House...

South Dakota attorney general impeached over fatal crash

Apr. 12, 2022 19:42 PM EDT

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota House on Tuesday impeached state Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg over a 2020 car crash in which he killed a pedestrian but initially said he might have struck a deer or another large animal. Ravnsborg, a Republican, is the first official to be...