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January 18, 2023

Senate Report - by Bryan Breitling

2023 Legislative Session Begins!

The 2023 Legislative Session opened on Jan 10th with Governor Noem’s State of the State Address. “Our state’s agriculture industry is now a $32 billion industry, and it’s responsible for 1 in 5 jobs in the state.” She also addressed points on her ‘Building the American Dream’ initiative by supporting education and building workforce in SD, and points on her ‘Promoting Stronger Families’ initiative with expanding the state employee FMLA from eight weeks at 60% of pay to 12 weeks at 100% of pay, creating a statewide risk pool so...

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