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Lawmakers returned to Pierre Tuesday to take part in the 2021 legislative session.  South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem gave the annual state of the state address to open the session.  Teh speech lasted about 45 minutes and touched on a wde array of topics.

 

First, Governor Noem talked about how the business friendly enviornment in South Dakota has benefitted communities both large and small...

 

 

 

Governor Noem touched on her approach to COVID-19, saying South Dakota has always been open and will remain that way...

 

 

 

Noem then looked to education.  She did not talk about further funding education, but instead talked about her desired approach to teaching US history...

 

 

 

Finally, Governor Noem looked towards further abortions restrictions in South Dakota.  She said she would like to see legislation introduced protecting a fetus from abortion for the sole reason it has Down Syndrom...

 

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