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!

 

Lawmakers Talk 2013 Legislative Session

December 12, 2012, 9:59 PM by Brady Mallory

Lawmakers Talk 2013 Legislative Session

Now that texting while driving has steered away from a statewide ban toward individual city ordinances, incoming Democratic Representative Paula Hawks and Republican Representative Jim Bolin said the focus will be on education and the economy during the 2013 legislative session.  Hawks said that includes House Bill 1234.

"Well, I hope it just goes away," Hawks said.

The former teacher said even though about 70 percent of voters rejected the education reform bill in November, lawmakers are likely to try to pass small components of it.  Hawks worries about the message that sends to voters.

"I think it says that we aren't necessarily ready to listen to what they have to say. Perhaps they need to speak louder as well," Hawks said.

Another topic that has been loud and clear across the nation is the fiscal cliff. If congress does not agree on tax rates, Bolin said we will see reductions in federal programs.

"If that takes place, a number of programs that impact South Dakota will be trimmed, they won't be eliminated but they'll be trimmed five to 15 percent," Bolin said.

Bolin said this includes head start programs and special education.

"Even if there is an agreement, we probably have to face the fact that with the federal government running a deficit of more than a trillion dollars, there's going to be reductions to these programs from one degree to another," Bolin said.

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