Low Turnout For Public Meetings on Campaign Finance Laws

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The Government Accountability Task Force held public meetings in Rapid City and Sioux Falls this week, looking for input on possible changes to campaign finance laws.

Turnout was very low, with only two people appearing at the Sioux Falls meeting.

Some committee members speculated that was because interest in reform has dwindled.

Doug Kronaizl with Represent South Dakota, who was at the meeting, says he thinks it’s a lack of trust

Kronaizl says the task force would have had to go through with this if the legislature had not repealed IM22

Kronaizl says the task force doesn’t really have any proposals to look at yet

Kronaizl and his group are circulating petitions to get another campaign finance initiative on the 2018 ballot.