Under current law, South Dakota is the only state in America where lobbyists can give unlimited gifts to politicians.(source)
» IM-22 stops unlimited gifts from lobbyists to politicians.
» IM-22 requires more transparency, so we know who’s buying influence in South Dakota.
» IM-22 toughens ethics law enforcement to investigate lobbyists and politicians for breaking the rules.
THE POLITICAL SYSTEM IS RIGGED, IM-22 HELPS FIX IT
IM-22 puts voters in control
Special interest lobbyists oppose IM-22 because they benefit from a rigged political system and don’t want it changed. IM-22 puts voters in control. You control $100 of your own tax money: use it to support candidates who best represent your beliefs and values or tell government not to spend it. It's that simple, and it's your choice.
IM-22 STOPS ANYONE WHO TRIES TO BUY INFLUENCE IN SOUTH DAKOTA
Let's protect South Dakota
A recent State Integrity Investigation report gave us an F grade on corruption risk, ranking us 47th out of 50 states.(source) IM-22 ensures that special interest lobbyists and their cronies aren't buying influence with our elected officials.
IM-22 is good for everyday South Dakotans
Corruption currently costs every South Dakotan about $1,300 a year in taxes (source). IM-22 will eliminate the corruption tax and restore a government of, by, and for the people.
Conservatives & Progressives, United
Initiated Measure 22, the South Dakota Government Accountability and Anti-Corruption Act, was put on the ballot by signatures from more than 20,000 South Dakotans, including South Dakotans for Integrity, a group of conservatives, progressives, small business owners, veterans, retirees, and everyday South Dakotans who believe freedom and self-governance are the foundations of our democracy.
Our co-chairs are former State Senator Don Frankenfeld (R-Rapid City) and former State Representative Darrell Solberg (D-Sioux Falls).
Don Frankenfeld, Republican
A former SD Senator, Don owns a small business in Rapid City and is often called on to offer an expert look at the South Dakota economy. He is married and has one daughter.
Darrell Solberg, Democrat
A former SD State Representative, Darrell has been in farming and a small business owner for over 35 years. He has been active in devoting time and money to community, church, service, and youth organizations. He is married and has two adult children.
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