Item of focus for the legislature will be jails & prisons

PIERRE, S.D.(WNAX)- South Dakota legislators will have to decide on a number of big ticket spending issues this year.

Senator Jim Bolin of Canton says they have to make progress on a new prison.

Bolin says the cost will fall on the taxpayers.

Bolin was part of a summer study committee that looked at regional county jails. He says some of that will surface in the session.

Bolin will be a member of the Appropriations Committee this session.