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Stronger Families Together

May 14, 2021
In South Dakota, we help our neighbors. It’s just part of who we are. My parents instilled that in me at a very young age. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Appoints Spencer Hawley to Commission on Gaming

May 14, 2021
This week, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will appoint Spencer Hawley to serve on the South Dakota Commission on Gaming. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Urges Secretary Buttigieg to Reconsider Essential Air Service Decision

May 12, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem urged U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg to reconsider his agency’s decision regarding Essential Air Service (EAS) at the Pierre and Watertown airports. Read more . . .

Governors Call on President Biden to End Border Crisis

May 11, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem, along with 19 governors, called on President Biden and Vice President Harris to take immediate action on the crisis at the southern border. You can read the governors’ letter here. Read more . . .

State Departments Partner to Recruit Tourism Workers

May 10, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced the details of a new partnership between the South Dakota Departments of Tourism and Labor & Regulation (DLR) to recruit qualified candidates to fill employment vacancies within the state’s tourism industry. Read more . . .

Strengthening South Dakota’s Workforce

May 07, 2021
South Dakota’s jobs market is booming. Our unemployment rate is the lowest in America. Businesses are moving to our state in large numbers. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Sues Biden Administration over Mount Rushmore Fireworks

Apr 30, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem filed a lawsuit against officials in the Biden administration over their cancellation of the Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration. Read more . . .

The Power of Travel

Apr 30, 2021
In South Dakota, we have so much to be proud of. Our beautiful landscapes, thriving business climate, and welcoming residents all combine to make this state truly the land of “Great Faces, Great Places.” Read more . . .

Governor Noem Joins Lawsuit against President Biden over ‘Social Cost of Carbon’

Apr 23, 2021
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem joined Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry and 8 other state attorneys general in suing to prevent the Biden Administration from establishing a damages value to the “social cost of greenhouse gases,” which would kill thousands of American jobs and impose more burdens and harms to the American people. Read more . . .

Joe Biden’s First 100 Days – Disunity and Partisanship

Apr 23, 2021
When Joe Biden was sworn in as President of the United States on January 20, 2021, he declared that “my whole soul is in this: bringing America together Read more . . .

Governor Noem Bans Vaccine Passports in South Dakota

Apr 21, 2021
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-08, which bans government-instituted vaccine passports in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Names Rave, Partridge to Board of Regents

Apr 19, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will appoint Tim Rave of Baltic and Jeff Partridge of Rapid City to the South Dakota Board of Regents. Read more . . .

A Safer South Dakota

Apr 16, 2021
One of my main responsibilities as Governor is to keep South Dakota safe. It’s something that I take very seriously. After all, I love this state. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Asks President Biden to Uphold Mount Rushmore Fireworks Agreement

Apr 13, 2021
Today, on President Thomas Jefferson’s birthday, Governor Kristi Noem sent this letter to President Joseph R. Biden advocating for South Dakota’s Mount Rushmore Fireworks Celebration. Read more . . .

Infringed.

Apr 09, 2021
The Constitution doesn’t always use plain language, but when it comes to our right to defend ourselves, the Second Amendment is quite straightforward: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.” Read more . . .

Governor Noem Names Aaron Scheibe as Chief of Staff

Apr 08, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will name Aaron Scheibe as her chief of staff. Read more . . .

Governor Noem to Name Venhuizen to Board of Regents

Apr 06, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that she will appoint Tony Venhuizen to the South Dakota Board of Regents. Read more . . .

Taxation Without Infrastructure

Apr 02, 2021
When I was in Congress, I had the tremendous honor of being on the conference committee that ironed out the final details of President Trump’s tax cuts. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Declares State of Emergency for Drought and Fire Conditions

Mar 30, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Executive Order 2021-07, which declares a state of emergency through June 1, 2021, due to severe drought and dangerous fire conditions. Read more . . .

South Dakota Leading the Nation in GDP Growth

Mar 29, 2021
South Dakota’s economy is growing faster than any state in the nation, according to last Friday’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) release from the United States Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Read more . . .

Governor Noem Statement on Fairness in Women’s Sports

Mar 29, 2021
Today, Governor Noem gave the following update on her efforts to protect fairness in women’s sports. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Proposes Medicinal Marijuana Fixes to Legislature

Mar 26, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem proposed three changes to Initiated Measure 26 (IM 26) to fix problems with the measure as drafted. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Pro-Life Bills into Law

Mar 26, 2021
Governor Noem has signed four pro-life bills into law, including HB 1110, which bans abortions based on a diagnosis of Down syndrome. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Remaining Bills into Law

Mar 26, 2021
Governor Noem has signed sixteen bills into law. Read more . . .

Fairness in Women's Sports

Mar 26, 2021
Everyone knows that I am willing to fight for what I believe in. Some have even accused me of fighting too much! Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Criminal Justice Bills into Law

Mar 25, 2021
Governor Noem has signed SB 135, which enhances training requirements for law enforcement officers, into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Broadband Funding into Law

Mar 25, 2021
Governor Noem has signed SB 34, which provides $75 million in funding for rural access to high-speed broadband, into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Taxation Bills into Law

Mar 24, 2021
Governor Noem has signed three taxation bills into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Freedom Bills into Law

Mar 24, 2021
Governor Noem has signed seven bills to protect South Dakotans’ freedoms into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Military and Veterans Legislation

Mar 23, 2021
Governor Noem has signed five bills related to military and veterans issues into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs DEX Funding

Mar 23, 2021
Governor Noem has signed Senate Bill 99 into law, which funds the Dakota Events CompleX at the South Dakota State Fair. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Statement on Closure of Hill City Sawmill

Mar 23, 2021
Today, Governor Noem gave the following statement on the closure of the Hill City Sawmill: Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Appropriations Bills into Law

Mar 22, 2021
Governor Noem has signed twenty-one appropriations bills into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Launches “Defend Title IX Now” Coalition

Mar 22, 2021
Today, Governor Noem announced the “Defend Title IX Now” Coalition to defend fairness in women’s sports. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law

Mar 19, 2021
Today, Governor Noem signed the following eleven bills into law Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Zoning Reform

Mar 19, 2021
Governor Noem has signed HB 1094, which simplifies city zoning regulations and eases the permitting process for homebuilders and homeowners in South Dakota. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs South Dakota Freedom Scholarship into Law

Mar 19, 2021
Today, Governor Noem signed Senate Bill 171, which provides $50 million for the South Dakota Freedom Scholarship. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Returns HB 1217 to Legislature, Suggests Style and Form Changes

Mar 19, 2021
Today, Governor Noem returned HB 1217 to the South Dakota Legislature with Style and Form suggestions. Read more . . .

An Endowment for Our Future

Mar 19, 2021
I recently had the privilege of hearing from two impressive young South Dakota college students. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Names Jundt Secretary of Transportation

Mar 17, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that Joel Jundt will continue his service to South Dakota as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Transportation (DOT). Read more . . .

Governor Noem Names Robling Secretary of Game, Fish and Parks

Mar 17, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced that Kevin Robling will continue his service to South Dakota as Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish and Parks (GFP). Read more . . .

Wrapping up a Great Legislative Session

Mar 12, 2021
This week, the 2021 legislative session came to a close. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Telehealth Flexibilities into Law

Mar 10, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 96 into law, which increases access to healthcare by allowing South Dakotans to utilize telehealth flexibilities. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Legislation to Empower Parental Choice in Education

Mar 10, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed Senate Bill 177 into law, which empowers parents who make the choice to educate their children at home. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law

Mar 08, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed sixteen bills into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Appoints Judge to Fifth Circuit Court

Mar 08, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem announced today that she will appoint Gregg Magera to serve as judge for the Fifth Judicial Circuit. Read more . . .

Words and Action

Mar 05, 2021
March 10th is a tough day. On March 10, 2020, South Dakota diagnosed our first 5 cases of COVID-19, including our first death. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Bills into Law

Mar 03, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed twelve bills into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Bill to Defend Privacy Rights of Charitable Donors

Mar 03, 2021
Today, Governor Kristi Noem signed HB 1079, which protects the privacy rights of donors to charitable organizations, into law. Read more . . .

Governor Noem Signs Legislation to Simplify Youth Hunting and Fishing

Feb 26, 2021
Yesterday, Governor Kristi Noem signed House Bill 1034, which simplifies youth hunting and fishing requirements in South Dakota. Read more . . .
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