Update: Money Issues At Core Of First District 18 Forum

District 18 Rep. Julie Auch responds to an audience question during Saturday’s cracker barrel forum held at CMTEA/RTEC. The event, which is the first of three scheduled for the 2023 session, drew a large crowd. The cracker barrel was sponsored by Yankton Thrive.

Issues looming at the South Dakota Legislature this winter were discussed at the District 18 cracker barrel in Yankton Saturday. It was the first of three such forums this session.

Sen. Jean Hunhoff, Rep. Julie Auch and Rep. Mike Stevens were on hand to answer questions at the Yankton Thrive-sponsored event at the CMTEA/RTEC building.

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ImMe

“We put on our badge — at least Representative Auch and I do — that says ‘Representative,’ and I think that sometimes you have to vote for things that you may not be personally supportive of, but if that’s what your district wants, that’s what I think you need to do,” Stevens said. “I think, it’s very clear in our district, that that’s what they want.” … Much respect to Mike Stevens.

Larry Skow

Odd how they cry money issues when they pass $200 million for "Housing". Why not use that money for better retention of good teachers.

RocknRola77

“We put on our badge — at least Representative Auch and I do — that says ‘Representative,’ and I think that sometimes you have to vote for things that you may not be personally supportive of, but if that’s what your district wants, that’s what I think you need to do,” Stevens said. “I think, it’s very clear in our district, that that’s what they want.” - - Right, like your vote on the marijuana issue? YOUR people voted in favor, you voted against it.

And also...we could actually have paid for the grocery tax repeal by using the taxed gained on marijuana sales. But nope....you are just like Kristi.

I cannot believe a town like Yankton voted for you and Hunhoff again. Ridiculous.

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