In preparation for the 2021 legislative session which gets underway next month, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem gave her annual budget address to state lawmakers yesterday.
District 18 Representative Ryan Cwach says with a large amount of one-time dollars from federal CARES Act funding at their disposal, lawmakers will be spending a lot of time in the upcoming session deciding where to allocate those funds.
Cwach says he would like to see state government take steps to kick-start South Dakota’s economy which has suffered due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Cwach says he would support using some of those federal dollars to create a healthcare re-insurance program for citizens in the state.
During her budget address, Governor Noem spoke about the need to invest in infrastructure including one hundred million dollars for improved broadband capacity and a new livestock facility for the state fairgrounds in Huron.