Chair of the Senate Appropriation Committee react to Governor Noem’s budget address

YANKTON, S.D.(WNAX)- When Governor Kristi Noem delivered her budget address, it was a high-level overview of her spending priorities for the next eighteen months.

Legislators are now digging through the details.

Senator Jean Hunhoff of Yankton, Chair of the Appropriations Committee, says a plan to help private companies with family leave programs is something new.

Hunhoff says one piece funds construction of a women’s prison in Rapid City.

Hunhoff says there will also be a lot of questions about the plans for new construction at the state penitentiary in Sioux Falls.

Hunhoff says there will be numerous hearings on all parts of the budget before its final passage in March.