From the Editor: Most candidates agree SD needs more openness

Open government is a constant theme in South Dakota, for both good strides and glaring omissions.

Last month, the South Dakota Newspaper Association sent open government surveys to all legislative and statewide candidates, except those running for U.S. House and Senate. Of 182 surveys sent, about 105 were returned, according to the association.

The two key agree/disagree statements were, 'More work needs to be done to improve open government in South Dakota,î and ìLaws requiring publication in official newspapers of various government notices are necessary and remain the most effective way to keep citizens informed.' Continue>>>