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.


59° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

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!

 

First Legislative Coffee Of The Year Held In Sioux Falls

January 26, 2013, 5:52 PM

First Legislative Coffee Of The Year Held In Sioux Falls
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

On Saturday, constituents gathered at the Holiday Inn in downtown Sioux Falls for the first legislative coffee during the 88th legislative session.

People in the audience submitted their questions about different bills the legislators were seeing during this session.

At Saturday's event, eleven lawmakers from across the aisle from district 6, 11, 12 and 15 answered questions.

Education, Medicaid and the budget were just some of the topics discussed. However, there was one hot topic at the meeting. That was the School Sentinel Bill.

This bill would give school districts the ability to decide if certain teachers or other personnel could carry guns on school grounds.

"The total purpose is to give local control and give schools the chance to do something to protect the kids if that is what they want to do," District 12 Rep. Hal Wick said.

"Partnerships exists in our community and can be made all over the state between schools and law enforcement and it seems very heavy handed to me," District 15 Rep. Karen Soli said.

The next legislative coffee is set for next Saturday at the Downtown Holiday Inn at 10:00 am. Lawmakers from district 9, 13 and 14 will be in the hot seat to answer questions from the public.

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments







Sponsored
 

View politics

You may also like

Annette Bosworth Trial Begins Wednesday

5/19/2015 9:49 PM

The trial for former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth begins Wednesday.

Full Story | Watch
New Buffer Strip Plan Speeds Implementation, Carries Fines

5/18/2015 9:36 AM

The modifications were made early Monday to suit Gov. Mark Dayton's objections to an earlier proposal he regarded as too lax.

Full Story
Gov. Daugaard Appoints New Transportation Commissioner

5/20/2015 6:57 AM

Kyle White is the vice president of regulatory affairs at Black Hills Corporation in Rapid City.

Full Story
House Panel Approves $578.6 Billion For Defense Spending

5/19/2015 10:13 AM

The bill covers the core defense budget plus $88.4 billion for a war-fighting fund that finances military operations in Afghanistan, the Mideast and e...

Full Story
Board Backs Audit Committee Study Of Insurance Pool Deficit

5/18/2015 5:44 PM

The South Dakota Legislature's Executive Board has recommended that a legislative audit committee look into a school district insurance pool with ...

Full Story


Events