Senate Joint Resolution 2, which would put to a public vote a constitutional amendment making English the official language of South Dakota, squeaked out of the Senate State Affairs Committee on a 5–4 vote. SJR2 now goes to the Senate for a vote.
Voting aye: Republican Senators Rhoden, Abdallah, Knudson, and Gray, plus Democratic Senator Gary Hanson. Voting nay (nein, nyet and hiya): Dems Heidepriem and Turbak Berry and Republicans Dempster and (small fanfare) District 8's own Russell Olson. Not bad, Russ! Sounds like exactly the opposition to needless legislation you've promised us.
A Proper Invocation (Jan 17, 2017) - Pastor Bob Chell, of St. Dysmas of South Dakota graced the Sioux Falls City Council meeting on January 17, 2017 with an example of what a real invocation s...
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