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Wins & successes from the 2024 legislative session

On today's show...

SDPB's Lee Strubinger steps away from the House and Senate to give us a recap of the session in its dwindling days.

Then, Sen. Lee Schoenbeck tells SDPB's Jackie Hendry that he won't run for reelection. We ask him for a look back on his final legislative session and his political career.

Our Dakota Political Junkie discusses a new law that tweaks the legal definition of a newspaper. Jonathan Ellis, co-founder of The Dakota Scout, shares why the state is changing its definition to keep up with changing times.

Juvenile diversion programs seek to take young offenders off a path that'll lead them further into the criminal justice system.

Kim Moresching, director of the program in Pennington County, talks about what success looks like for kid in this program. And she explains why she believes kids will make better choices when they know better.

We then learn more about why a dropped child care bill is still considered a success by advocates. Kayla Klein, director of Early Learner South Dakota, explains what happened and why we'll soon know more about the true costs of providing child care.

Jackie is based out of SDPB's Sioux Falls Studio.
Ellen Koester is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.
Ari Jungemann is a producer of In the Moment, SDPB's daily news and culture broadcast.