PIERRE — Roughly 95 percent of South Dakota voters never had an opportunity to cast a ballot for Dave Knudson until this spring. The only office he’s previously sought is a Sioux Falls-area seat in the state Senate, which he’s won four times.
On the other hand, every South Dakota voter who was registered for the 2002 and the 2006 elections had the chance to mark a ballot for the Republican gubernatorial ticket of Mike Rounds and his running mate Dennis Daugaard.
PIERRE – Our democracy depends on the concept of state and local governments holding open meetings. Open meetings depend on citizens being able to know that meetings are being held. The citizens also need to be able to know what their governments plan to consider at those meetings.
PIERRE — When Tad Perry officially retired for the second and final time this month, he left an impressive record of achievement as the executive director for the South Dakota Board of Regents.
Not everyone trusted him. Not everyone liked him.
PIERRE — Internet blogs can be powerful weapons in the political world. Lately there’s a giant wrong being perpetuated through Internet commentaries regarding South Dakota’s unemployment insurance system.
It is true the UI system is financially broke. It isn’t true that Gov. Mike Rounds and his spending from the Future Fund are the reason.
PIERRE — Scott Munsterman is the first candidate for governor in recent memory, if not also in our state’s entire history, to have written a detailed book specifically linked to his campaign, outlining what he sees now in South Dakota and what he’d like to see in the future.
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