South Dakota Lawmakers Talk Rural Development In D.C.

(Washington, D.C.) — A group of South Dakota lawmakers are in Washington D.C. discussing rural development in the state with federal leaders. They made the trip along with other Midwest legislators. The focus is on two bills — the Inflation Reduction Act which passed last year, and the bi-partisan infrastructure bill passed in 2021. As part of those acts, there is federal spending that can be invested into South Dakota and rural communities. Key development discussions involved increases in broadband accessibility, a concerted effort of sustainability, and infrastructure across the state. Representative Kadyn Whittman said those decisions are “going to level the playing field for our rural families, education, telemedicine. It’s going to make life better for every single South Dakotan.”

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