Noem, legislative leaders say special session on pipeline is pointless without consensus
'It would be a waste of taxpayer dollars and legislator time.'
Neither Gov. Kristi Noem nor top Republican leaders in the South Dakota Legislature are interested in bringing lawmakers back to Pierre for a special session on the use of eminent domain in pipeline projects.
And even those who’ve stated their support for reforms to strengthen landowner property rights say an emergency gathering of the Legislature wouldn’t be productive due to a continued divide between the state House and Senate.
Two days after House Republicans began calling on Noem to convene the Legislature, the second-term GOP governor took to social media to say she won’t.
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