DRA Weekly Legislative Update

The 2021 Legislative Session has come to a close. Due to the pandemic relief funds flowing into our state, this was a big budget year, and a lot of haggling over projects and one-time expenditures. The legislature declined to look … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Merger-Blocking Resolution PASSES Senate Ag; Heads to Full Senate Senate Resolution of Disapproval 901 would stop the Governor’s proposed merger of the SD Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). After a lengthy hearing … Continued

TAKE ACTION NOW to STOP the DENR/Ag Merger!

Senate Resolution of Disapproval (SRD) 901 is scheduled for a hearing THURSDAY morning, March 4th at 10am CT/9am MT in Senate Ag & Natural Resources Committee. Contact these Senators to SUPPORT SRD 901–the Merger-Blocking Resolution: gary.cammack@sdlegislature.gov, herman.otten@sdlegislature.gov, joshua.klumb@sdlegislature.gov, julie.fryemueller@sdlegislature.gov, mary.duvall@sdlegislature.gov, … Continued

DRA Weekly Legislative Update

Merger-Blocking Resolution Filed for DENR & Dept of Ag  Senate Resolution of Disapproval 901 is a resolution filed this week that would block the Governor’s proposed merger of the SD Department of Agriculture (SDDA) and the Department of Environment and … Continued

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