Rep. Stace Nelson (R-19/Fulton) continues to play unpredictable GOP gadfly. You'd think his strong conservatism would have him holding the line on any increased spending. But he tells Kevin Woster that Governor Daugaard's proposed 3% increase to K-12 funding is not enough given the hard cuts imposed by the Governor's "new norm."
The Democratic delegation in Pierre is too small to wage effective opposition to the Republican agenda in Pierre. But if they can leverage the contrariness of rebel Republicans like Stace Nelson, we may see something like two-party rule and real checks and balances in our state government.