After considerable debate, proponents of increasing the Legislature’s budget $500,000 for more travel and staff brought up Senate Majority Leader Russell Olson and House Speaker Brian Gosch to pitch the increase. (Gov. Dennis Daugaard’s budget director Jason Dilges can be seen in the background between Olson and Gosch.)
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