STAFF BLOG REPUBLIC INSIDER Checking out the R and D rosters
Let's say it's a ballgame. The first pitch has yet to be thrown in the 2014 game, but how about setting the lineups?
The Republican team is easy to write down. The Democrats? Not so much, and the two... Posted on 4/4/13 at 11:22 PM
PIERRE — Gov-elect Dennis Daugaard said he will submit his own budget recommendations for state government to the Legislature after he takes office in January, and he plans to give a larger role to Lt. Gov.-elect Matt Michels than Daugaard had as lieutenant governor the past eight years.
In an interview, Daugaard said he’s aware of the budget recommendations that Gov. Mike Rounds plans to deliver in a Dec. 7 speech to the Legislature. “I’ll take those as a starting point, and I’ll present my own budget, because it’s not my place at this point to tell him what to do,” Daugaard said.
PIERRE — Lt. Gov. Dennis Daugaard and former state Rep. Matt Michels often worked together in the Legislature during the eight years they were both under the Capitol dome.
Now they’re teaming up again, this time in pursuit of the two highest spots in the executive branch.
Daugaard, who won the Republican primary election for governor a week ago, chose Michels for the lieutenant governor slot Tuesday. The general election is in November.
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