Advertisement

South Dakota Conservatives Look to Next Governor for Wins

Conservatives in South Dakotastymied on high-profile bills by Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard are eyeing the end of his last term in early 2019. Conservatives in South Dakotastymied on high-profile bills by Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard are eyeing the end of his last term in early 2019. |  Photo: WDIO-TV file

December 23, 2017 12:57 PM

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - South Dakota conservatives stymied on high-profile bills by Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard are eyeing the end of his last term in early 2019.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

They're betting their policies will fare better under either Republican front-runner in the race to replace the term-limited governor.

Daugaard vetoed legislation this year that would have let people carry concealed handguns without a permit. In 2016, he rejected a bill that would have restricted which bathrooms transgender students could use at school.

The two top Republicans to succeed Daugaard are Attorney General Marty Jackley and U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem. Both have already offered support for those ideas.

Backers have said they plan to wait until 2019 and a potentially more favorable governor before pushing them again.


WDIO

Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Relay Media Amp

Prosecutors Plan Thursday Announcement about Prince Death

Younkers, Herberger's Closing: What's the Affect on Northland Malls

Phifer Won't Run in 8th District Primary

UMD Hockey Celebrate Win At Capitol

BWCA School Trust Lands Dispute Moves Closer to Resolution

Wife of Distracted Driving Victim Urges Approval of 'Hands Free' Bill

Advertisement