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Independent Ethics Commission: So Much for Political Ethics in South Dakota

The voters of South Dakota voted for an independent ethics commission and it passed. As part of the package that went along with the commission were also provisions to put limits on campaign finance and lobbying access. An independent ethics

Mount Rushmore in South Dakota

commission? It was music to my ears.

The governor of the state, Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R) repealed the bill the voters of the state wanted! The politicians said that the voters were tricked into approving the ethics package which created the independent ethics commission. Here is the funny part: they were able to reject it under something called the “state of emergency,” provision. My ears are now ringing!

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Posted by Chuck Gallagher in Governmental Ethics and tagged , , ,