HB 1005 is a bathroom bill, which seeks to designate school bathroom use to the sex assigned at birth. There are also two bills, HB 1006 and SB 46 would restrict students to only play in sports teams that match their gender assigned at birth.
Governor Kristi Noem has released a new campaign ad touting her record "protecting girls sports." However, the ad, and the decision to air in national television markets, have drawn the ire of many of her opponents.
The legislation, proposed by Representative Fred Deutsch says people would be able to bring a claim against an employer for compensation if they experience “injuries or illness” caused by a vaccination required by the company.
There are strict regulations when it comes to how Native American arts and crafts are labeled - the most important being that non-Natives cannot call Native-inspired crafts they make "Native American-made." State laws go a step further, but a lack of clarification in the legislation is causing some products to slip through the cracks.
In his first television interview since the passing of his wife Jean in November, Senator Mike Rounds opens up about his struggle through the last several weeks, and what the future might hold for him, both politically and personally.
Sherry Bren testified before the Government Operations and Audit Committee (GOAC) that the circumstances under which Governor Kristi Noem's daughter, Kassidy Peters, received her appraisal licenses were highly unusual. She also testified that she was forced to quit her job unwillingly.
Today, Governor Kristi Noem released the text of draft legislation to defend fairness in girls’ sports at both the K-12 and collegiate level. This legislation will codify Governor Noem’s executive orders and extend further protections to women and girls.
The South Dakota Government Operations and Audit Committee (GOAC) is set to hear from Sherry Bren for the first time since the Associated Press reported on a controversy involving Bren and a meeting with Governor Kristi Noem and other state officials at the Governor's Mansion in July 2020.
“Lab grown food products are no equivalent to the meat products born, raised and harvested in the traditional manner. Beyond meat is not meat. It shouldn’t be called meat. It should be called beyond taste buds.”
Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is slated to be impeached by the South Dakota State Legislature. A month after that committee was officially formed by a vote of the South Dakota State House, no more meetings have been scheduled, and next to no new updates have come out.
In delivering her budget address, Governor Kristi Noem attempted to strike a balance between her deep-seeded fiscal conservatism, and coming up with a plan for the millions of COVID relief dollars the state intends to spend from Biden's American Rescue Plan.
Health officials have confirmed six cases of the omicron variant in southeastern Nebraska, adding to the growing number of confirmations of the new, mutant version of the coronavirus around the country.