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Noem to address South Dakota legislature on state budget Tuesday

Gov. Noem talking at State of the State address.
Gov. Noem talking at State of the State address.(Dakota News Now)
Published: Feb. 9, 2021 at 10:05 AM MST
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RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) - Gov. Kristi Noem is set to deliver a special address to the legislature regarding the state budget on Tuesday.

Noem took to Twitter Tuesday morning to drop hints about this afternoon’s budget speech to lawmakers and to promote her Facebook page. The Governor plans to brief lawmakers on the latest revenue projections during a special joint session of the state legislature today at 1 p.m. MST.

Noem’s Tweet says the state’s budget is in “good shape” because South Dakota “never shut down” during the coronavirus pandemic.

“We must take this opportunity to save and invest for South Dakota’s future,” Noem said in a tweet after encouraging her audience to watch her speech on her Facebook page.

One thing you won’t hear today is the Governor answering questions about her budget ideas. Noem spokesperson Ian Fury says the Governor will not take questions following today’s remarks but does plan to participate in a press conference later this week.

The special Joint Session of the State Legislature is available online and will be carried through many South Dakota broadcasters.

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