SD's new governor prepares to tackle issues

PIERRE, S.D. (KOTA TV) - History was made in South Dakota Tuesday when the state's first female Governor -- Kristi Noem – delivered her state of the state address to the 94th State Legislature.

"Fiscal discipline will be the foundation of which my governorship will be set but we aren't going to stop there,” Noem said. “I want to be governor who improves South Dakota, not only for today, but also for the next generation.”

Noem’s address included a slew of projects she plans to get across her desk. This includes bringing in faster internet speed, pushing out meth; and supporting children so that they can grow, work and live in South Dakota.

"I was really pleased to hear so many of them aligned with the priorities that I've heard out of my constituents about workforce development so that's something I'm really excited to work with her about," Rep. Jessica Olson, (R) District 34, said.

"She really has a feel for what's going on in the community and she showed that she really cares and she's really dedicated to make South Dakota a better place to live," added Rep. Timothy R. Goodwin, (R) District 30.

Noem highlighted initiatives for youth --- promising better career development and work experience.

"You know having worked with kids and teenagers and having my own children, I want the best South Dakota for them. I got to experience a lot of things I want them to have as well," Noem said.