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.


58° 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!

 

Most Popular Today


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





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View politics

You may also like

Sioux Falls School Election Results

4/14/2015 8:17 PM

Final results are in for the Sioux Falls School election.  Classes will start after Labor Day in the district beginning this fall.  

Full Story
President Obama To Address Lake Area Tech Graduates

4/13/2015 4:00 PM

President Barack Obama will be the commencement speaker at Lake Area Technical Institute in Watertown in May.

Full Story
Obama To Speak At Lake Area Tech Graduation

4/13/2015 6:00 PM

President Barack Obama will visit South Dakota in May.  He is scheduled to speak at Lake Area Technical Institute's graduation ceremony May 8...

Full Story | Watch
Election Results From KELOLAND Communities

4/14/2015 7:59 PM

KELOLAND voters decided a number of races on Tuesday.

Full Story
Thune: Park Service Should Accept Liability For Wildfire

4/17/2015 7:54 AM

Thune made the comments in a letter to U.S. Secretary of the Department of Interior Sally Jewell after strong winds caused a prescribed burn to scorch...

Full Story


Events