DRA Weekly Legislative Update

A Tumultuous Start to 2019 The 2019 South Dakota Legislative Session got off to a tumultuous start this week, with the new administration failing to deliver a substantive draft budget, and Legislative Research Council (LRC) staff short-handed going into the … Continued

DRA ANNUAL MEETING

WHEN  All times are CENTRAL November 16th – 10:30 am – 9:30 pm November 17th – 9:00 am -3:00 pm LOCATION Pat Duffy Center 19 East Main, Ft. Pierre, SD 57532 Google Map of Venue and other locations–click HERE Registration … Continued

SD LOCAL FOODS CONFERENCE

JOIN US FOR THE 2018 SD LOCAL FOODS CONFERENCE NOV. 1ST – 3RD IN BROOKINGS, SD!     REGISTRATION TO REGISTER CLICK HERE. Registration gives attendees access to the regular conference sessions on November 2nd and 3rd.  Early bird registration is open September 1st … Continued

Cycle Farm Skillshare: Seed Saving & Farm Tour

Skillshare: A Seed Saving. Get hands on experience saving seeds! Cycle Farm is a small, diversified mixed vegetable farm that grows over 40 different crop types and sell direct from their farm stand market and to local restaurants. Cycle Farm … Continued

State Legislative Candidates Respond: Initiative & Referendum

DRA Legislative Questionnaire Responses, Part Four of Five In mid-September, Dakota Rural Action sent out a questionnaire to all candidates running for State House and Senate. Below are the returned responses to the following question: The last two legislative sessions … Continued

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State Legislative Candidates Respond: Eminent Domain

DRA Legislative Questionnaire Responses, Part Two of Five In mid-September, Dakota Rural Action sent out a questionnaire to all candidates running for State House and Senate. Below are the returned responses to the following question: Late this summer, in the … Continued

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State Legislative Candidates Respond: Water Quality

DRA Legislative Questionnaire Responses, Part One of Five In mid-September, Dakota Rural Action sent out a questionnaire to all candidates running for State House and Senate. Below are the returned responses to the following question: “Water–both quality and quantity–is an … Continued

Amendment Z Undermines Citizen Initiatives

Over the past couple of years, there has been a concerted effort in the South Dakota Legislature to undermine initiative & referendum. That has played out with the fight over repeal of IM 22 in the 2017 session, the Initiative … Continued