Category: South Dakota

South Dakota Senator Lance Russell

Senators Russell, Jensen on Vehicle Bills, Gov. Daugaard Schmoozing, Strongarming Legislature

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City yesterday, South Dakota Senators Lance Russell and Phil Jensen discussed how the RINO leadership of the legislature uses “vehicle bills” that are voted on with no significant language and later have significant language inserted into them shortly before final approval. They also discuss how Governor Dennis Daugaard brings the RINO leadership to his mansion for dinner, schmoozing them and strongarming if necessary to get the leadership to implement his agenda in the legislature.

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South Dakota Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller

Science a Hot Topic at Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeting

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City yesterday, South Dakota Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller brought up SB 55 which had been intended to allow teachers to discuss all sides of scientific inquiry which are aligned with the educational content standards already outlined in law. The bill passed the South Dakota Senate on Jan. 25, but was killed in the “Republican” supermajority House Education Committee three days ago.

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South Dakota Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller

Video: SD Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller at Rapid City Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeting

South Dakota Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller was one of the featured speakers at the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today. Frye-Mueller discussed the bill HB 1157 which is the the agriculture future development subfund to provide funding for the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.

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South Dakota Senator Lance Russell

Video: SD Senator Lance Russell at the Legislative Crackerbarrel Meeting.

The latest legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City was held at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology this morning. There were again two separate meetings today, one hosted by the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce and another hosted by the SDSMT College Republicans; the former had a format of written questions submitted to the legislators, and the latter allowed audience members to ask questions directly of the legislators.

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South Dakota Rep. Chip Campbell

Video: Legislative Crackerbarrel Discussion of HB 1157

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City this morning, South Dakota Rep. Chip Campbell brought up HB 1157 which is the the agriculture future development subfund to provide funding for the State Animal Disease Research and Diagnostic Laboratory.

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Federal Approval for South Dakota Gold Card Concealed Permit

Federal Approval for South Dakota Gold Card Concealed Permit

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley, Secretary of State Shantel Krebs and the South Dakota Sheriff’s Association confirm the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) has determined that South Dakota’s Gold Card Concealed Pistol Permit and Enhanced Permit to Carry a Concealed Pistol qualify as alternatives to the background check requirement for firearm purchases.

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

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.

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Video: SB 55 Discussion on Academic Freedom at Crackerbarrel Meeting

Video: SB 55 Discussion on Academic Freedom at Crackerbarrel Meeting

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today, Brian Johnson, who recently testified in favor of the bill in Pierre, pointed out that there is a lot of misinformation from the media and others about SB 55, the academic freedom bill.

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South Dakota Rep. Julie Frye-Mueller and Senator Lance Russell

Video: SD Legislators Discuss Proposed Spearfish Canyon Park

At the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today, a question was asked about the proposed state park in Spearfish Canyon.

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South Dakota Senator Lance Russell

Video: Senator Lance Russell on Protecting People in Public Restrooms

During the legislative crackerbarrel meeting in Rapid City today, a member of the audience asked legislators about what can be done to protect women and children in public restrooms, now that the Left has succeeded in many places in allowing men to use women’s facilities.

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