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The lawsuit filed in state court to block the government ethics overhaul recently approved by voters will have its first hearing December 8th. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Initiated Measure 22 which became effective last week restricting campaign contributions […]

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A group of Republican lawmakers filed a lawsuit in state court Wednesday, Nov. 23, to block the government ethics overhaul recently approved by voters. The lawsuit challenges the constitutionality of Initiated Measure 22, which became effective last week restricting campaign […]

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Citizens of South Dakota voted in favor of lobbying and campaign finance reform. Initiated Measure 22 (IM 22), known as the South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act, passed by a tally of 52% to 48%. IM 22 creates a […]

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The South Dakota panel assembled by Secretary of State Shantel Krebs to review campaign finance laws showed support of a proposal to allow direct contributions from individual organizations like businesses and labor unions. The panel met Tuesday, September 6 and […]

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Americans for Prosperity, a political advocacy group backed by the Koch brothers, launched an aggressive campaign to defeat South Dakota’s Initiated Measure 22. IM 22 will appear on the November ballot and seeks to revise state campaign finance and lobbying […]

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The Secretary of State announced the commencement of a full review of South Dakota’s campaign finance laws. The review comes in the wake of the June 7 primary where it was alleged that several candidates kept campaign finance information secret […]

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South Dakota Rep. Jim Bolin believes ballot initiatives should require support from voters across the state prior to being added to a ballot. He plans to introduce a bill limiting the number of signatures from the state’s three largest counties […]

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Sioux Falls City Clerk Lorie Hogstad brought a proposal before City Council to eliminate the $5,000 cap on contributions from political action committees in an attempt to clear up confusion between state and local election laws. While most of the […]

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South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley recently released a statement describing a ballot measure to create a publicly funded campaign finance program. The program would allocate monetary credits to voters who could assign them to candidates. The measure would also […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die on March 30, 2015, following a veto session where legislators overrode one of three vetoes by Gov. Dennis Daugaard. Two tax-related measures failed to receive the necessary two-thirds majority vote, but a measure to reduce […]

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The Legislature adjourned sine die on March 31, 2014, following the veto session. Gov. Dennis Daugaard vetoed only a measure to allow certain municipalities to charge a higher occupational tax. Legislators failed to override the veto on Senate Bill 98. […]

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Late June date expected

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Secretary of State’s online system already up and running

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October 24, 2011  •  

Special Sessions Update

Maryland and South Dakota

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