Where the Comment is King

THE NEWS COMMENTER

VOTE  (0)  (0)

New ethics board thrust into South Dakota Gov Kristi Noem inquiry

Added 10-09-21 05:03:02pm EST - “The four retired judges who make up South Dakota's Government Accountability Board usually meet just a handful of times a year, almost entirely unnoticed by the public, and have never advanced a complaint to a public hearing. They're…” - Washingtontimes.com

CLICK TO SHARE

Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “Government Accountability Board to weigh abuse of power allegations against South Dakota Gov. Noem”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The four retired judges who make up South Dakota’s Government Accountability Board usually meet just a handful of times a year, almost entirely unnoticed by the public, and have never advanced a complaint to a public hearing. 

They’re now preparing for the high-profile task of weighing whether Gov. Kristi Noem twice abused the power of her office.

The board is barely 4 years old, created by the Legislature after public pressure for ethics reforms in state government. It has met a total of 17 times, dismissing most complaints without a public hearing on the grounds that they fell outside its specific purpose to “review and investigate allegations of misconduct” by officials holding a statewide office or by executive branch employees.

TOP STORIES Unvaccinated Christian woman denied kidney transplant Pfizer scientists tout natural immunity in Project Veritas sting: 'Antibodies are probably better' Judge rules against natural immunity claim challenging COVID-19 shot mandate

Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg — a Republican like Noem, but no ally of the governor’s — referred two matters to the board. The first is a request from a Democratic lawmaker for an investigation into whether Noem’s use of state airplanes broke the law; the other is concerns about whether the governor interfered in a state agency that was evaluating her daughter’s application for a real estate appraiser license.

Read more...

If you don't see any comments yet, congrats! You get first comment. Be nice and have fun.

Comment Box is loading comments...

CLICK TO SHARE

BACK TO THE HOME-PAGE