User uShare 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.

71° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options



Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started. | Sioux Falls News & Weather, South Dakota News & Weather, Minnesota and Iowa News

[0] My Saved Articles
Back to all news


Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!


SD Senator Says Legislative Mood Better This Year

January 12, 2013, 10:11 AM

SD Senator Says Legislative Mood Better This Year

State Sen. Jason Frerichs of Wlimot says the atmosphere in this year's South Dakota legislative session is less divisive than in previous years.

Frerichs, who is leader of the Senate's Democratic minority, says lawmakers and the public were divided two years ago by Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard's proposed budget cuts. He says people were divided again last year by the governor's proposal to make big changes in the education system.

Frerichs says Republicans and Democrats start this year's legislative session with what he calls a clean slate. He is optimistic lawmakers can cooperate on many issues.

Daugaard's major proposal this year is to cut prison costs by treating more offenders outside prison walls with intensive supervision programs. Lawmakers in both parties have praised the idea.

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

Previous Story

Next Story



View politics

You may also like

Native American Paintings Get Hard Look Amid Capitol Repairs

10/12/2015 4:15 PM

A group of lawmakers and experts guiding the state Capitol's renovation is discussing how to overhaul the building's art collection that some ...

Full Story
Rapid City Dental Specialist Pursuing State House Seat

10/10/2015 12:00 PM

A Rapid City dental specialist says he's running for a seat in the state House of Representatives in the 2016 election.

Full Story
Finding A Speaker

10/9/2015 10:00 PM

House Republicans arrived for a closed door meeting today to try to determine who the next Speaker of the House will be.

Full Story | Watch
Number Of Ballot Measures Could Be Higher Than Ever

10/9/2015 5:00 PM

Whether you are at a kids' soccer game or running to the grocery store there's a good chance you'll see petitioners who are looking to get...

Full Story | Watch
Neitzert Announces Run For City Council

10/13/2015 4:57 PM

A man with a familiar face in the city council chambers is running for Sioux Falls city council.

Full Story