Brookings neighbors, learn about the ballot measures from an expert! On Monday, October 3, Dr. Robert Burns, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Dean Emeritus of the SDSU Honors College, and newly inducted South Dakota Hall of Famer, will lead a discussion of South Dakota’s 2016 ballot measures.
And seriously, can you name anyone who can explain five amendments, three initiated laws, and two referenda better than Dr. Burns, possibly SDSU’s greatest living political scientist? Especially interesting should be Dr. Burns’s observations on the ballot measures directly impacting the political process: Referred Law 19, Initiated Measure 22, and Amendments T and V.
Dr. Burns will speak (and field questions, surely) Monday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Brookings Public Library. Brookings County Democrats are hosting Monday’s event, which is free and open to the public. And Brookings neighbors, do the rest of us a favor and post clips of Dr. Burns’s presentation to YouTube!