Bill Would Disclose Noem’s Security Costs for Trump Travel | South Dakota News

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PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — A House bill endorsed by both parties seeks to disclose the security costs for Gov. Kristi Noem’s travel on behalf of former President Donald Trump’s campaign last year.

Requests for the information by The Associated Press and other media outlets have been rejected with officials citing security concerns.

Republican Rep. Taffy Howard says the proposed legislation would not only require future costs to be disclosed, but would be applied retroactively to Noem’s security costs during her travel across the country on behalf of Trump and other Republicans.

Howard says the governor’s office has told her the Trump campaign covered Noem’s travel costs, but officials would not disclose the cost of security provided by the South Dakota Highway Patrol.

“This should be disclosed to every citizen,” Howard told the Argus Leader Tuesday. “We’ve asked several times and keep getting stonewalled. Taxpayers have a right to know. This governor wants to be the most transparent administration, and this bill is all about transparency.”

Noem’s deputy general counsel, Katie Hruska, has said she can’t provide the cost of Noem’s security detail, citing a law that says “public safety information that would create a substantial likelihood of endangering public safety or property, if disclosed” can’t be shared.

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Pierre Governor Girls Travel to Douglas – Today’s KCCR 1240-AM – Pierre, South Dakota

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The Pierre Governor girls basketball team will be in Box Elder on Tuesday as they take on the Douglas Patriots looking to even its record at 5-5 in the lone game of the week.

The Governors fell to the Mitchell Kernels last Thursday as they play just twice in a span of 16 days, both being on the road. The Patriots are coming in at 1-7 on the year having dropped four straight falling to Lead-Deadwood in its latest contest last Tuesday. The Patriots are currently sitting in last place in the AA standings while the Governors have fallen to ninth.

Tip-off is scheduled for 8:00 Central Time. You can listen to the game on Today’s KCCR and todayskccr.com and you can watch on YouTube at KCCR Sports with Jon Winkler on the call.



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