Watertown Senator Lee Schoenbeck weighs in on redistricting gridlock  (Audio)

November 9, 2021

 PIERRE, S.D.–South Dakota lawmakers will attempt again today today to find an agreement on a new legislative district map. The House and Senate were not able to agree yesterday on a plan both chambers could support.

During debate, Senate Majority Leader Lee Schoenbeck of Watertown (pictured) said members have to stop looking at their own districts…

Schoenbeck says the new maps will outlast any of the current members….

Schoenbeck says the House map will lead the state to a federal lawsuit over native American majority districts….

Negotiations will continue today jammed in between a special session of the House to consider impeachment of Attorney General Jason Ravnsborg and a memorial service for former Governor Frank Farrar.