South Dakota legislative roundup

Derek Johnson, state economist with the governor’s Bureau of Finance and Management, and LRC Chief Fiscal Analyst Jeff Mehlhaff (left to right) present to the Revenue Projection Subcommittee in Pierre during the 2023 legislative session. (Makenzie Huber/South Dakota Searchlight)

Legislative roundup: Flush with cash

BY: - February 17, 2023

This week in Pierre was a reminder that despite tense debates over cattle branding, elections, and vaccines, the business of state government – and the work of lawmakers – is tied tightly to the state budget. Competing revenue estimates landed at the Capitol on Tuesday during the day and into the evening, with our own […]