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Initiated Measure 22 was approved by the voters, with 51.63 percent supporting.
Initiated Measure 22 was approved by the voters, with 51.63 percent supporting.
December 23, 2016

Ethics Bill Cannot Be Implemented Piecemeal

Following a judge's ruling, Initiated Measure 22 will be blocked in full until the pending court case is resolved. Also known as the South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act, the ballot measure was approved by the voters, but several Republican lawmakers oppose it, saying parts such as restrictions on gifts from lobbyists are unconstitutional. South Dakota's attorney general, Marty Jackley, argued that some parts could still be implemented, but KOTA news reports that Judge Mark Barnett ruled the measure was a comprehensive package so portions could not be used if the entire measure was not.

Past stories about the ballot measures from this year's election are linked from the Black Hills Knowledge Network's online news archive.

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