Governor still waiting on State Supreme Court’ ruling on conflict of interest cases

PIERRE, S.D.(KELO)- South Dakota lawmakers are gearing up for the 2024 legislative sesion.

As they do, there’s a potential storm brewing beneath the surface.

There’s still no word from the Supreme Court on whether it will issue an advisory ruling on conflicts of interest for state officials.

That problem led to the resignation of Rapid City senator Jessica Castleberry earlier this year.

Attorney General Marty Jackley says, so far, the court has asked for briefs from his office, the Governor’s office and the legislative branch.

Up to two dozen legislators may have potential conflicts to deal with, depending on what the Supreme Court has to say.