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.


19° 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!

 

Mayor Says Many Legislative Issues Should Be Local

January 6, 2013, 10:36 AM

Mayor Says Many Legislative Issues Should Be Local
RAPID CITY, SD -

The mayor of South Dakota's second largest city says many of the issues on tap for the 2013 legislative session would be better off handled at home.

But Rapid City Mayor Sam Kooiker says his hands are tied by state policies that govern the city's legal authority.

Kooiker says his city of 68,000 people gets bogged down by waiting for lawmakers to approve requests, which this year will include rewriting maintenance service contracts, collecting money for ambulance services, and managing funds for a future drainage utility.

Ten South Dakota cities have adopted home rule charters that give them more local control. But Yvonne Taylor, executive director of the South Dakota Municipal League, says it's difficult to get citizens interested in those issues.

Previous Story

Next Story


Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

SD Legislation: Daylight Saving Time All The Time

1/28/2015 6:02 PM

Imagine driving home in the winter with the sun still shining. It could be possible if a proposal in the South Dakota legislature passes that would pu...

Full Story | Watch
Iowa Governor Terry Branstad Hospitalized

1/26/2015 12:37 PM

68-year-old Branstad fell ill at an event on Monday, and was transported by ambulance to Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.   

Full Story
Gorbachev Warns Of Military Conflict Between Russia, West

1/29/2015 6:23 AM

More than 5,100 people have been killed in a bloody conflict in eastern Ukraine between government troops and pro-Russian separatists.

Full Story
Senate Passes Bill Approving Keystone XL Oil Pipeline

1/29/2015 3:18 PM

The Republican-controlled Senate has passed a bipartisan bill approving construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

Full Story
Med-Star Plans To Appeal SF Ambulance Ruling

1/26/2015 5:41 PM

The City of Sioux Falls announced Monday that an independent hearing examiner has found the city used a fair system to select the ambulance provider P...

Full Story | Watch


Events