What happens in Pierre affects all of us

The hundreds of bills passed in Pierre each session of the South Dakota Legislature impact the quality of life of South Dakotans for years to come. Taxes, regulations, natural resources, health, property rights, codes and the rest affect our social, civic and financial realities.

These decisions affect your members, supporters and allies, but it is hard for them to engage without information. From the moment your bill of interest drops, Pierre Report provides you with accurate, unbiased coverage every step of the way, from the first committee hearings through floor debates and signing.

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2017 South Dakota Legislature

The 2017 South Dakota Legislature, according to the Legislative Research Council, saw the lowest number of bills introduced during a session, but lawmakers continue to pass plenty of measures each year that affect your bottom line.

 

The previous low was 419 bills in 2016. The 2017 number was 29 fewer than in 2016 and 169 fewer than the average number of bills previously introduced in a 40‐day session. The highest number of bills ever introduced in a legislative session was in 1957, when 929 bills were introduced.

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How Pierre Report works

For organizations and companies

Whether your organization or company wants to see potential legislation passed, killed or simply monitored, Pierre Report provides the timely information needed to motivate your members and amplify your voice.

Your members want to know what’s happening in Pierre, but work doesn’t stop during legislative session and few have time to listen to every relevant committee hearing.

Pierre Report is a team of experienced journalists who have earned credibility in the state covering government, courts and more for decades. Our journalists hold the institutional knowledge needed to deliver independent, accurate information that you can rely upon.

From the moment your bills of interest drop, Pierre Report provides you with accurate, unbiased coverage every step of the way, from the first committee hearings through floor debates and signing. Our journalists know how Pierre works and report issues promptly, giving you critical information to share with your organization’s members via your website, newsletter or blog.

We don’t lobby or work to influence legislators. That’s a lobbyist’s job. We simply report the facts of public testimony as the bills you care about move through the legislative process.

Sessions are short, but the impacts of passed legislation are long. Call Pierre Report today.

For lobbyists

Lobbyists are incredibly busy during legislative sessions, and every moment spent reporting back to clients takes away from essential time that could be spent talking to legislators about important issues.

Pierre Report can help, allowing lobbyists to fully leverage their time, team and relationships.

Pierre Report is a team of experienced professional journalists who have earned credibility in the state covering government, courts and more for decades. Our journalists hold the institutional knowledge needed to deliver independent, accurate information that can be relied upon. From the moment a bill drops to its signing or defeat, our team provides lobbyists and organizations with objective short-form and long-form stories conveying the facts of what was said in committee and on the House and Senate floors.

By partnering with Pierre Report, lobbyists can respond to clients more quickly with greater in-depth coverage of each bill as it works through each step of the legislative process.

We don’t lobby or work to influence legislators. That’s the lobbyist’s job. We simply take care of the bill reporting, showing each client the hard work their lobbyist is doing on their behalf and freeing them up to focus on what they do best – engaging legislators.

Contact Pierre Report today to discuss your needs and request a custom quote.

The Pierre Report team

Dirk Lammers

Chief Communication Officer / Correspondent

Dirk Lammers is an award-winning journalist who has spent more than two decades writing for the Associated Press in South Dakota and the Tampa Tribune, covering numerous beats including politics, business, energy and agriculture. His 2005 investigative report on the Small Business Association’s 9/11 loan programs won the 2006 UCLA Anderson School of Management Gerald Loeb Award, business and financial journalism’s highest honor.

Angela Lammers

Chief Marketing Officer

Angela Lammers has more than 15 years marketing management experience working for South Dakota companies with worldwide reach. Lammers is active in the Sioux Falls business community, where she is a member of the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, Sales and Marketing Executives (SME) Sioux Falls, Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary and other organizations.

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Contact us today and we’ll work up a custom quote for your organization.

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