PIERRE, S.D. (WNAX) – South Dakota legislators are meeting is a special session today, some in Pierre and some remotely as they decide how to spend hundreds of millions of federal dollars.
Governor Kristi Noem addressed the joint session at the beginning, laying out the federal ground rules.
Noem says the guidelines force the state to spend the money before the end of the year.
Noem says they have seen results from some of the early spending.
Noem also said $100 million was set aside each for public safety and the re-employment fund.
Lawmakers will vote on recommendations from the Joint Committee on Appropriations.