Delay doesn't stop $200 million workforce housing program
House Republicans hold lively debate on the role of government
PIERRE – A group of fiscal conservatives in the state House pulled out all the stops they could muster Monday to derail a $200 million spending plan that funds a workforce infrastructure program.
They even went so far as to try to get the prime sponsor in the House, Rep. Roger Chase, disqualified for having a conflict of interest, an accusation overruled by House Speaker Hugh Bartels.
Ultimately, they fell short, and the legislation passed 54-16 — enough of a majority to become law immediately after it gets signed by Gov. Kristi Noem.