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Twelve lawmakers switch votes on similar sexual abuse trial bills | Mar 01


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Two very similar bills — SB 97 and SB 98 — found two very different results in the statehouse. The only difference — the age of the victim.

The end of this year's legislative session is upon us and that means legislators need to wrap things up. But what happens when there's disagreement between two chambers on a particular bill?

A proposal to establish a minimum teacher salary floor in South Dakota continues to advance through the Capitol. The bill was subject to multiple potential amendments, reflecting the complicated nature of statewide teacher salary negotiations.

For the second time in as many years, Spearfish Republican Representative Scott Odenbach has brought a bill focused on creating a required civics education curriculum for Black Hills State University. He says the proposal would help students no matter the path.

A pipeline bill that has undergone ten amendments passes the House — but it's road to the governor's desk is not yet finished. Senate Bill 201 aims to create new requirements for pipeline companies interested in building in the state.

Dakota State University's president is USA Today's South Dakota Woman of the Year. Jose-Marie Griffiths' cyber initiatives in the state earned her the recognition.

And more.

Krystal is the local host of "All Things Considered."