Dennis Daugaard on Government Reform



Photo ID for voting

Question topic: People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Daugaard: Strongly Disagree

Source: Faith2Action iVoterGuide on 2014 S.D. Gubernatorial campaign , Sep 28, 2014

Better Government Red Tape Review: eliminate 26,000 words

The "Better Government" initiative aims for less regulation, more openness, and more efficiency. This isn't glamorous, but it's important, and we've made progress this year.

Let's talk about less regulation. Conversely, the proliferation of laws and regulations. State government agencies have a tendency toward more laws. But we must push back. That's why I'm proud that our Better Government Red Tape Review had another strong year, finding obsolete and unnecessary statutes and rules that can be eliminated. Last year, we eliminated 177 sections and over 26,000 words from the statutory code and the administrative rules. This year, we will propose eliminating 650 sections and more than 78,000 words.

Many executive orders are signed by governors without a sunset clause, and technically remain in force long after their purpose has been served. I will be rescinding over 100 executive orders, dating back as far as Gov. Archie Gubbrud, and we are going to examine other executive orders as well.

Source: South Dakota 2013 State of the State Address , Jan 8, 2013

Federal regulatory regime has run amok

At the federal level we have seen a regulatory regime that has run amok. We will not let that happen in South Dakota. I instructed Cabinet members to take a close look at their statutes, rules, and policies. I'm proud that my Cabinet has taken this head-on, and the results of what they have proposed to me is impressive: In total, my Cabinet has identified 386 sections of state code and pages upon pages of regulations, totaling 43,424 words, that can be repealed.
Source: 2011 gubernatorial press release "Archives" , Sep 16, 2011

No campaign spending limits; no state campaign funding

Source: SD Election 2000 National Political Awareness Test , Nov 1, 2000

Other governors on Government Reform: Dennis Daugaard on other issues:

SD Senatorial:
Gordon Howie
Larry Pressler
Mike Rounds
Rick Weiland

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