Republican women host legislative outlook sessions

The 2020 South Dakota Legislative Session begins Jan. 14, 2020 and runs for 37 days. (KOTA TV)

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN/KOTA TV) - Pennington County Republican Women will host several sessions with state lawmakers before the 2020 South Dakota Legislature meets.

The legislative outlook sessions are from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Nov. 14 and Dec. 5; at Rushmore Plaza Holiday Inn, 505 North Fifth Street, Rapid City.

According to a PCRW release, topics will include hemp, parental rights as well as budget issues, emergency care for mothers, diversion programs for meth addicts, needs-based scholarships and a rural education initiative update.

Twelve lawmakers are expected to attend the sessions. These include Representatives Tony Randolph, Scyller Borglum, Tim Goodwin, Julie Frye-Mueller, Tina Mulally, Michael Diedrich, Taffy Howard, Chris Johnson and David Johnson; also, Senators Jeffrey Partridge, Phil Jensen and Lyndi DiSanto.

The program is open to the public. If you just want to attend, without lunch, cost is $5. With lunch it is $20 if you pre-register; and $25 at the door. There is no charge for students.

People need to register by Tuesday, Nov. 12 for the Nov. 14 program and Dec. 3 for the Dec. 4 event.

You can register at Eventbrite or on the PCRW Facebook page. Registration can also be accomplished via email or call 605-215-0455.

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