SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Republican U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem is calling for greater transparency in South Dakota government as she runs for governor this year.
Noem unveiled what she called her Sunshine Initiative on Tuesday. She says if elected governor, she would work to "throw open the doors" not only at the state Capitol, but also would encourage county commissions and school boards to give South Dakotans greater access to how government decisions are made.
Among Noem's proposals is using free technologies such as YouTube to bring meetings "into every home." She also wants a more modernized and easily searchable Open.SD.gov website and a property tax toolkit that would allow taxpayers to see where their money goes.
Two other candidates for governor, Democrat Billie Sutton and Republican Marty Jackley, also support increased government transparency.
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