Hughes-imported

S.D. Governor Plans To Sign Religious Adoption Agency Protections Into Law

PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Gov. Dennis Daugaard says he expects to sign a bill that would give new legal protections to adoption agencies and foster groups that cite religious reasons for denying services. The Republican governor said Friday that he fears a child-placement agency may make a decision that’s in the best interest of the child, but be subject to…

Governor Signs New Laws To Replace Initiated Measure 22

Courtesy: South Dakota Governor’s Office PIERRE, S.D. — Friday morning, Gov. Dennis Daugaard signed five measures created to replace concepts of Initiated Measure 22, a measure approved by South Dakota voters on the 2016 November ballot but repealed by legislators during the spring session. ‚ÄúState officials of all stripes undertook the difficult work of replacing Initiated Measure 22 with constitutional,…