Daugaard Gives Final State Of The State Address To Lawmakers

South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard gave his final State of the State Address to a joint session of the 93rd Legislative session Tuesday….

Daugaard touched on a multitude of issues during his nearly one-hour, 15-minute speech including workforce development. He’s proposing a program called Career Launch to expose high school students to job opportunities…

Daugaard leaned on the words of one of his predecessors the late Governor Bill Janklow and his State of the State message from 1997…

Daugaard is also requesting the Trump Administration allow South Dakota to require some Medicaid recipients to be employed in order to obtain the coverage benefits. The change would apply to around 4500 low-income, able-bodied parents not caring for infants.