The Pennington County Commissioners will meet for the biweekly meeting on Tuesday, and on the agenda, the group plans to expand the county’s wheel tax. The tax is currently at $2 per wheel and could move up to $5 a wheel.
Governor Kristi Noem has said on several occasions that she intended to bring the state legislature back for a special session on abortion, after Roe v. Wade was overturned. In the weeks since that has happened, Noem appears to be preparing to walk those calls back.
“Dakotans for Health” had previously argued that an initiated measure would be easier to get passed by the voters than a constitutional amendment. However, the same organization has now thrown their weight behind a constitutional amendment.
Since the Supreme Court released its decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and leave abortion up to the individual states, the decision left some people uneasy about the potential to look at other court cases involving same-sex marriage and contraception.
The "South Dakota Freedom Caucus" was launched at the South Dakota Republican Party convention as a way to push the party to the right. It comes at a time where the party in the Rushmore state has become particularly divided over the course of the last several months.
South Dakota government leaders celebrated the end of abortion in South Dakota. But now, they say they want to see more laws brought on the topic, and find ways to make it easier to raise children in the state.
A record crowd at the GOP convention opted for experience in the Attorney General’s race, and for Noem’s choice in the Lieutenant Governor’s race. However, a dark horse candidate took the day in the Secretary of State race.
State Rep. Tony Randolph (R-Rapid City) is running for re-election in South Dakota State House District 35. The district covers eastern Rapid City, Box Elder, and a portion of Ellsworth Air Force Base.