Watertown Rep. Nancy York weighs in on the call for increased civics education  (Audio)

January 21, 2021
Mike Tanner

WATERTOWN, S.D.–Not a lot of big news coming out of the South Dakota legislative session yet.

Lawmakers are in just their second week of work in Pierre.

One issue they’ll discuss is educational standards, and whether Governor Noem’s call for more civics education in public schools should be required. The governor says it’s important for students to learn about the history of government in South Dakota and the country.

District 5 Republican Representative Nancy York of Watertown agrees…

York isn’t sure to what extent marijuana will be discussed. In November, voters approved ballot measures on both medicinal and recreational marijuana, but the latter of those two is the subject of a lawsuit from the state over its constitutionality…

This is expected to be York’s last term in the Legislature. She’ll serve as chairwoman of the House Local Government Committee this session.