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Austin Goss

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Pierre, SD, United States

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Recent articles by Austin:

South Dakota Republicans prepare for possibility of illegal abortion

South Dakota state Republicans are preparing to legislate in a world where abortion law is left entirely up to the states. → Read More

Ravnsborg: Natvig to run for Attorney General

David Natvig, director of the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) since 2018, will announce a bid for the Attorney General's office. → Read More

“Dakotans for Health” submits signatures for an initiated law Medicaid expansion ballot measure

South Dakota voters will likely be deciding on two separate Medicaid expansion proposals during the November general election. → Read More

Advocates for legalizing marijuana in South Dakota submit thousands of petition signatures

Advocates for legalizing recreational cannabis say that they have collected more than enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot for the November general election. → Read More

SD House lawmaker launches billboard campaign against Sen. Lee Schoenbeck

After targeting several incumbent state lawmakers over the course of the last two years, State Sen. Lee Schoenbeck (R-Watertown) is on the receiving end of a negative political campaign. → Read More

Spearfish’s “makeSPACE” pushes forward with Equity Training opportunity for teachers

Organizers for an “equity training” event in Spearfish say that they attend to move forward with the event as planned, despite continuing education units (CEUs) no longer being available to educators who attend. → Read More

South Dakota “Government Accountability Board” pushes forward with Noem complaints

A South Dakota ethics board has moved to hire an outside attorney as it considers a pair of ethics complaints against Governor Kristi Noem. → Read More

Spearfish organization plans to host educator “equity training”

"Make Space" in Spearfish is planning to host an "equity training" event for educators to learn more about teaching in an inclusive classroom. → Read More

Mailer campaign kicks off tense GOP primary election season

A number of South Dakota state lawmakers have been on the receiving end of a mailer campaign by an influential member of the State Senate. However, the targeted lawmakers say that the mailer is disingenuous. → Read More

South Dakota Senate Approves Ravnsborg impeachment rules

The South Dakota Senate has approved the rules for an impeachment trial of the state’s attorney general for his conduct surrounding a 2020 fatal car crash. → Read More

Ravnsborg releases letter asking legislators not to impeach him in Tuesday’s vote

South Dakota Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg is asking the South Dakota House of Representatives to not vote to impeach him in Tuesday’s meeting in Pierre. → Read More

South Dakota Highway Patrol troopers make final points on Ravnsborg crash

At the request of legislators, the SD Department of Public Safety gave a public briefing explaining how they came to the conclusions they did in the investigation into Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg, and what they believe happened the night he struck and killed Joe Boever. → Read More

Noem Administration ordered to pay attorney fees after First Amendment violation

A federal judge has ordered the state of South Dakota to pay lawyers for the “Blue State Refugees” $37,503 after it was found that the Noem Administration violated the organization’s First Amendment rights. → Read More

Noem attends town hall in Mobridge

While taking questions from audience members, Noem committed to signing an executive order to “ban critical race theory” in South Dakota public schools. → Read More

AG’s Office to investigate billboards targeting impeachment committee members

South Dakota Speaker of the House Spencer Gosch (R-Glenham) and Minority Leader Jamie Smith (D-Sioux Falls) have submitted a complaint to the Secretary of State's office alleging that a billboard campaign targeting them violated state campaign finance law. → Read More

Impeachment committee recommends Attorney General Ravnsborg not be removed

The committee issued a recommendation that Ravnsborg not be impeached after months of deliberation. → Read More

House leadership asks AG Ravnsborg to review Noem’s spending authority

In a letter from 11 members of House leadership and members of the House Appropriations committee, lawmakers ask Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg to review the constitutionality of Noem’s authority to spend funds. → Read More

Votes to override vetoes on coronavirus funding, marijuana charge, and teenage consent bills fail

Efforts to overturn vetoes on three major bills vetoed by Noem have failed in the legislature. → Read More

SD Legislature sets interim summer study topics

The South Dakota legislature’s Executive Board set the topics that they will spend the summer looking into, with the intention of introducing legislation on the topics next year. → Read More

Ravnsborg impeachment committee set to meet Monday to finalize report, recommendation

The House’s “Select Committee on Investigation” will meet Monday with the intentions of releasing the investigative report and a recommendation as to whether or not the select committee believes Ravnsborg should be impeached. → Read More