The daughter of South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has announced she’s leaving her job as a policy analyst in the governor’s office.
Noem’s job in her mother’s administration stirred some controversy when it was announced in December 2018. She joined the governor’s office as a senior at South Dakota State University.
Her hiring prompted an anti-nepotism bill that failed during the 2019 legislative session and the controversy flared up later in 2019 when she received a raise and was making just over $59,000 annually.
The Republican governor’s son-in-law Kyle Peters, who is married to Noem’s other daughter, works for the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and is paid about $60,000.
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