Marty Jackley on Drugs
Jackley said Congress' inaction in passing immigration reform allowed for the country's Southern border to remain accessible for drug dealers. In turn, those drug dealers made their way to South Dakota and helped fuel the rise in drug offenses.
Jackley touted programs that he'd piloted to help offenders with addiction, including hope and drug courts and education programs. He also pointed to legislation set to take effect later this year that he said would help lock up drug dealers. "Starting July 1, those laws that are going to keep the drug dealers out of our state will go into force," he said. "And I think we're going to see less and less drugs."
His Republican opponent, U.S. Rep. Kristi Noem, fired back, saying the state hadn't done enough in the last decade to help addicted individuals or those with mental illness access treatment. "The prevention and awareness side has been lacking," Noem said. "These people are recycling through our courts and through our jails and there needs to be a change made to make sure that doesn't keep happening." She proposed teaming with nonprofits to bolster rehabilitation and mental health treatment programs across the state.
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However, Jackley says he is tasked with drafting a 200 word explanation of a ballot question that's fair and accurate, and that he wanted voters to know of his constitutional concerns of the ballot questions. Jackley says. "We are trying to assist voters in understanding the legal consequence and the effect of the particular measures." Jackley says there are some confusing and vague provisions in the measures that, if passed, will likely require judicial or legislative clarification. Jackley did not say which provisions those were.