Prevent Corruption in South Dakota

The South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act is a proposal to prevent political bribery, improve transparency, and increase enforcement of South Dakota’s ethics laws. (Read a summary of the proposal here.)

Passing the South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act would:

Prevent political bribery. Voters deserve to know who’s spending money on politics and elections – and how it’s influencing our representatives. This law dramatically improves transparency and cracks down on special interest gifts to state officials.

Close lobbying loopholes. Legislators are supposed to represent their constituents, not special interests and lobbyists. The Act prevents our politicians from trading on their government connections to land high-paying lobbying jobs.

Enforce the law. Politicians and special interests shouldn’t be above the law. The Act rebuilds trust between voters and politicians by ramping up our state’s ethics laws – and imposing heavier penalties on the people who break them.

South Dakota needs to prevent corruption. A recent State Integrity Investigation report gave us an F grade on corruption risk, ranking us 49th out of 50 states. Let’s demand more from our government.

Vote YES on the South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act in November 2016.

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