User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


63° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

KELOLAND.com | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news

Politics

Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Legislative Coffee Held In Sioux Falls

February 1, 2014, 5:55 PM by Leland Steva

Legislative Coffee Held In Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS -

Legislators from Districts 6, 9, 12, and 14 took part in today's Legislative Coffee, which allowed people to write down questions for the lawmakers to answer.

Some of topics discussed today were repealing the death penalty, common core education standards, and raising the minimum wage in South Dakota.

One bill that received support from almost every lawmaker was Senate Bill 46, which would allow animal cruelty to be a felony charge in the state. Representative Manny Steele turned down last year's proposal on this issue because he thought it hindered the Ag industry, but he is happy with this year's bill.

“I feel very positive about the animal cruelty bill and I think it would be passed this time, and should be passed. Now that we've worked out the bugs and got everybody on board and they're feeling comfortable with in. I think they've done an excellent job on the committee, the summer committee, and I think we've got a good bill going forth and I feel very confident about it being passed,” Rep. Manny Steele said.

The questions were presented by a moderator, and each lawmaker that wanted to had 90 seconds to give a response about the issue.

This article has been revised to reflect the following correction:
A grammatical error was corrected in this story.

KELOLAND.com KELOLAND.com
Photo Credit:
Photo Gallery:

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Gubernatorial Candidate Supports Medical Marijuana

4/13/2014 10:44 AM

A Third Party candidate for South Dakota governor is making the legalization of medical marijuana a main focus.

Full Story
Mitchell Considers Repeal Of City Texting Ban

4/12/2014 5:55 PM

To make roads safer, new legislation passed this bans texting and driving across South Dakota.

Full Story
Bosworth's Campaign Says She Raised $772K In 1Q

4/16/2014 7:48 PM

The campaign for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dr. Annette Bosworth says she raised slightly more than $772,000 during the first three months of 20...

Full Story
Minnesota Governor To Sign Minimum Wage Bill

4/14/2014 4:19 AM

Gov. Mark Dayton is capping a push to raise Minnesota's minimum wage with a ceremony to sign the bill doing just that. Dayton planned to turn t...

Full Story
Rep. Noem Headed To Asia

4/18/2014 4:37 AM

Republican Rep. Kristi Noem is headed to Asia with several other members of Congress. She's one of eight Republicans and one Democrat in a grou...

Full Story


Events

 
 
KELOLAND TV: 501 S. Phillips Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57104
Phone: 605.336.1100 · Breaking News call: 1-800-888-5356
Web Site Design and Custom Programming By: Lawrence & Schiller© 2014 KELO-TV -- KELOLAND.COM -- ALL RIGHTS RESERVED