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The South Dakota House has approved a bill that provides protections for journalists who refuse to disclose information or sources.

 

Representative Jon Hansen of Dell Rapids sponsored the legislation. He says a free press is essential to transparency and government functioning effectively….
 

 

 

 

Representative Taffy Howard of Rapid City spoke against the measure saying the Bill of Rights is sufficient…..

 


 

The final vote was 47-20 in favor. The bill now goes to the Senate for further consideration.

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