Joining the spectrum-spanning roster speaking on our desire to hold public votes on the youth minimum wage and the Incumbent Protection Program is Jerry Apa, mayor of Lead and former Republican legislator. At the end of this year’s Session, Mayor Apa criticized the Republican leadership for “disregarding the voter’s [sic] directive on the minimum wage” and for “trying to subvert the initiative process” (a reference to Senator Corey Brown’s failed SB 166).
Whatever your political persuasion, SB 69 and SB 177 take away your liberty. Both are efforts to discourage voters from making decisions about laws and lawmakers at the ballot box. Both are worth talking about Wednesday evening with Jerry Apa, Gordon Howie, Dean Kurtz, and John Tsitrian. And both are worth putting to a public vote. Join the fun Wednesday, May 27, 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the downtown Rapid City Public Library!