2021 Legislative Session

Week 9

Week 9 was the final week of the Legislative Session and we made it without much disruption due to Covid 19. Veto Day is March 29. The week centered mostly on budget and delivering quite a bit of federal dollars to various departments and groups.

Education, Medicaid Providers, and State Employees all received 2.4% increase and education also received $11 million in one time money. Broadband expansion and a new airplane also were approved. The Budget adopted was $5.1 billion and much of this is due to the federal money SD received.

2021 Week 9 Legislative Summary

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