Governor Addresses Wide Range Of Topics During Weekly Press Briefing

Governor Dennis Daugaard fielded a wide variety of questions from reporters Thursday during his weekly legislative press conference at the State Capitol in Pierre. He says he isn’t sure which way lawmakers will go when it comes to using an estimated extra 19 million dollars in the state’s 2019 Fiscal Year budget to support boosts to education, state employee wages or community service providers…

Daugaard says proposed legislation on use of industrial hemp would get the veto stamp if it ends up on his desk…

The Governor adds he is supportive of a compromise proposal between supporters of the Marsy’s Law constitutional amendment and House Speaker Mark Mickelson…

Lieutenant Governor Matt Michels will sit in for Daugaard during next week’s legislative press conference as Daugaard will be attending the National Governors Association conference in Washington, D.C.