"I am proposing this legislation to help ensure our government has adequate oversight, transparency, and accountability."
When Senator Billie Sutton, investment executive, rancher, and fifth generation South Dakotan from Burke, announced his campaign for Governor of South Dakota in May, he vowed to travel the state to talk with fellow South Dakotans about the issues facing our state’s people and local communities.
It is disturbing to confirm that some state officials had early awareness there were problems with the GEAR-UP program. Taxpayers deserve to know exactly who knew what when and who should be held accountable for each failure.
"As former head football coach at the University of South Dakota and a former U.S. Army officer, I have seen many great leaders. Sen. Billie Sutton is one of the best I’ve seen."