Lawmakers sign off on Joint Committee on Appropriations recommendations

YANKTON, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota lawmakers signed off on recommendations of the Joint Committee on Appropriations during the special session Monday.

Representative Jean Hunhoff of Yankton, a member of the JCA, says they put a lot of work into those spending decisions.


The state got over $1.2 billion from the federal government for COVID-19 related costs.

Hunhoff says the resolutions passed by the legislature gives the Governor authority to spend the almost $600 million still outstanding.

Hunhoff says the recommendations are a compromise.

Hunhoff says she believes the dollars can be spent by the end of the year to meet federal guidelines.