DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Ravnsborg Faces Misdemeanor Charges For Killing of Joe Boever Yesterday, in a press conference at the Capitol, Hyde County State’s Attorney Emily Sovell, assisted by Beadle County State’s Attorney Michael Moore, announced that Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg will face three … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

COVID Confirmed Spreading at Capitol It wasn’t hard to see this coming, but as of the end of this legislative week, six House members were confirmed to have the COVID-19 virus. Those members are Taffy Howard, Nancy York, Tom Pischke, … Continued

ACTION ALERT: Contact Senate Ag Now to Protect Public Water

Tuesday morning at 10am CT/9am MT, Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee will hear HB 1028, which severely reduces standing on the people’s right to contest water appropriation permits for projects that impact the public water. By law, all water … Continued

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DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Upcoming Hearing on Water Permits Bill HB 1028, which radically undermines the ability of citizens to participate in Water Permit proceedings is scheduled for its hearing in Senate Ag & Natural Resources on Tuesday, February 9th at 10am CT/9am MT. … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

The Big Bill Dump Yesterday, January 28th, was the deadline for unlimited bill and resolution introductions, and we saw a massive increase in the number of bills filed on the Legislative Research Council website. There are currently one hundred ninety-two … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

The Show is (Sort of) On The Road Week two of the session saw more movement on bills, and the combined tally of those filed at this writing is seventy-eight in the House and ninety-five in the Senate (plus two … Continued

DRA Statement on Revocation of KXL Pipeline Permit

For Immediate Release January 20, 2021 Contact:  Rebecca Terk, DRA Organizer, rebeccat@dakotarural.org, (605) 697-5204 x260 Bruce Ellison, DRA Member & Pipeline Attorney, belli4law@aol.com, (605) 348-1117 Dakota Rural Action (DRA) lauds the Biden Administration’s day one decision to revoke the State … Continued