MAY 5, 2015 - VOL. 50 No. 8

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Leadership Sioux Falls graduates 29th class
2015 Legislative Session Wrap-up

Leadership Sioux Falls graduates 29th class

Members of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce´s successful Leadership Sioux Falls program will graduate Wednesday, May 6, at Callaway´s.

Deb Soholt, Women´s Health Director at Avera Medical Group, South Dakota State Senator (District 14) and LSF graduate will address the graduates and their guests.

The Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce continues to sponsor this community development program, now in its 29th year, designed to meet the need for active participation of informed and dedicated community leaders. Main objectives of the program are: to inform and motivate participants by providing information on community resources; to identify community issues and challenges; to interact with other community leaders; and to gain a sense of community trusteeship...

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2015 Legislative Session Wrap-up

The 2015 Legislative Session officially began on Jan. 13 and its main run ended on March 13. However, the final day was veto day on March 30 so that´s when it adjourned sine die. It´s difficult to explain the day-to-day work in the Statehouse as bills emerge, change, die and are passed. It´s also hard to convey exactly what is happening as the process unfolds because there are many moving parts and there is always more rumor and conjecture than there are moving parts. This report is a summary of some of what happened, but hardly touches the surface of the full body of work that was our 2015 legislature. It is its own unique and temporary system that, generally, produces good results.

We consider the Sioux Falls area to have 30 legislators out of the 105 total. However, many of these legislators serve districts that are partially in Sioux Falls, but mainly in outlying areas. Our goal as a Chamber is to encourage our area...

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