PNS Daily News - March 28, 2017
We’re covering a variety of issues today including: word of a secret White House visit prompts calls for the House Intelligence chair to recuse himself from the Russia investigation; internet activity could be sold to the highest bidder under a bill up for a vote; and new research shows Uncle Sam is taking more from undocumented immigrants than the wealthy.
PIERRE, S.D. - There were lots of big spenders behind the unprecedented amount of campaign spending in the lead-up to Tuesday's elections, but one industry in particular has had a major focus on South Dakota. A new report from finds the bio-fuels industry has spent millions in lobbying and campaign
Washington, DC - A report out this week from the Pew Center on the States lists South Dakota as one of 16 states not providing enough time for overseas military personnel and other Americans overseas who vote absentee to ensure their vote will be counted. David Becker, director of Pew's Make Votin
Pierre, SD – A state ballot issue that would prohibit government workers at all levels from donating money for lobbying purposes is being met with stiff resistance from a broad coalition of more than 50 organizations and individuals, including the South Dakota State Employees Organization. Exe
Pierre, SD – The group representing South Dakota state employees says a measure placed on this fall's ballot by initiative is a violation of the Constitution. It proposes to prohibit state, county, municipal and school government workers from contributing money for lobbying purposes. South D
Pierre, SD – The "South Dakota Open and Clean Government Act," which would prohibit tax-funded lobbying, is one of a long list of initiatives that will appear on the South Dakota ballot this fall. But David Owen, president of the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, suggests people l