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.


72° 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!

 

A New System To Follow SD Campaign Cash

December 1, 2011, 5:57 PM by Ben Dunsmoor

A New System To Follow SD Campaign Cash
SIOUX FALLS, SD - It's going to be easier for South Dakotans to follow the money when it comes to candidates who run for office.

The South Dakota Secretary of State launched a new online campaign finance system Thursday.

"People have a right to know where the money is coming from and who is spending money on what candidates," South Dakota Representative Jon Hansen of Dell Rapids said.

The new system is aimed at making it easier to see who is backing the state's public leaders.

Hansen believes the new site is a move toward more transparency.

"Before when you would go and search out who is giving money to what, you couldn't actually search by the people who give the money.  You could only search by candidate. Now, with the new system, you can go in and search by political action committee, by individual.  It's going to make it a lot easier for people to actually find out where the money is going," Hansen said.

It's also going to make it easier for legislators to report their donations because the entire process is online; there are no more paper forms to fill out.

While the new site was launched Thursday, there won't be any information in it until after January 1, 2012, when state lawmakers can start organizing their 2012 campaigns.

"Some people may not want to access information but for the people that do want to access it, they ought to be able to, it ought to be easy to access, and this system is the right direction in doing just that," Hansen said.

To take a look at the new site, click here.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







 
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Stephen Colbert Focuses On South Dakota's U.S. Senate Race

10/14/2014 4:03 PM

The U.S. Senate race in South Dakota is getting more national attention.

Full Story
Governor's Chief Of Staff Is Leaving Office

10/15/2014 10:32 AM

Gov. Dennis Daugaard announced today that his chief of staff Dusty Johnson will leave state government next month.

Full Story
Thune Calls For West Africa Travel Ban Over Ebola

10/15/2014 3:59 PM

South Dakota Sen. John Thune says the U.S. should ban travelers from three West African countries where an Ebola epidemic is spreading.

Full Story
Pressler Endorsed By 1970s Abscam Sting FBI Agent

10/15/2014 2:05 PM

U.S. Senate hopeful Larry Pressler has been endorsed by the lead supervisor of the 1970s Abscam investigation that led to the convictions of some memb...

Full Story
A Look Back at 2006 Gay Marriage Ban

10/16/2014 10:00 PM

Arguments begin in a hearing for the State's request to drop a lawsuit from six couples, challenging the amendment that bans gay marriage.

Full Story | Watch


Events