2019 Legislative Session

2019 Legislative Wins and Losses for South Dakota

GOP and Dem pundits weigh in on what lawmakers got done

The 2019 Legislative Session wrapped up early this past week, due in part, to a massive winter storm bearing down on the state. With the weather dominating the headlines since, we’ve heard little about the biggest and perhaps most interesting legislation to come out of this year’s assembly. Dave Roetman with the South Dakota Republican Party and Sam Parkinson with…

6 Days Left For SD Lawmakers

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The 2019 legislative session is drawing to a close. Lawmakers have debated bills calling for the legalization of industrial hemp, free speech on college campuses, funding for nursing homes, and many more. Democratic Party Executive Director Sam Parkinson and GOP Finance Director Dave Roetman discussed where various bills currently sit, how they think things might pan…

SD Political Pundits Preview 2019 National, State Legislative Sessions

Two of the communities we may see really start to struggle as the government shut down drags on

“Until it really bites or hurts (the general public), things aren’t going to change,” Dave Roetman, a spokesperson for the South Dakota Republican Party, told KDLT News Today Friday morning. Roetman, the County Chair and State Finance Director for the SDRP, was referring to the partial government shutdown, now in its 14th day. Despite a measure passed overnight by the…