Video: Discussion of Legislative Repeal of South Dakota’s IM 22

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today, there was some protracted discussion between the audience and South Dakota Rep. Chip Campbell, Rep. Juile Frye-Mueller and Senator Lance Russell regarding the legislature’s efforts to repeal Initiated Measure 22 which was passed by the voters of South Dakota last November.

While most legislators agree that Initiated Measure 22 is extremely problematic and unconstitutional, many members of the legislature disagree on the proper way to deal with the mess left by the passage of IM 22. Some believe the measure is so bad, it must be dealt with immediately, while others believe the legislature should go slow, target legislation to specific problems, and be more respectful of the will of the voters at the ballot box.


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Bob Ellis has been the owner of media company Dakota Voice, LLC since 2005. He is a 10-year U.S. Air Force veteran, a political reporter and commentator for the past decade, and has been involved in numerous election and public policy campaigns for over 20 years. He was a founding member and board member of the Tea Party groups Citizens for Liberty and the South Dakota Tea Party Alliance. He lives in Rapid City, South Dakota with his wife and two children.
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