Gov. Daugaard gave the State of the State address. Read about it here.
Representative Brian Gosch of District 32 was elected Speaker of the House and Representative Dean Wink of District 29 was elected Speaker Pro Tempore.
Senator Corey Brown of District 23 was elected President Pro Tempore.
Quotes of Note (from the previous day’s testimony, speeches, social media updates and more):
“This will be the shortest State of the State speech I have given.” – Gov. Dennis Daugaard said during his State of the State address. (The Governor clocked in at around 50 minutes.)
“As other states are looking to cut, we can look where to spend these dollars.” – Gov. Dennis Daugaard said during his State of the State address.
“There’s still concern out there that we need to secure a long-term funding source for education.” – Senator Billie Sutton of District 21 said in an interview with SDPB following the State of the State address.
On tap today:
The House Education Committee
will convene for its first meeting of the 2013 session, where Secretary of Education Melody Schopp will share information on the Department of Education.