It may not be my most glamorous role, but I believe that a big part of my responsibility as Governor is to see to it that South Dakota's state government is operated openly and efficiently. In short, I want to make a better government for the people of South Dakota.
So, I'm happy to welcome you to the Better Government website. The Better Government initiative was launched shortly after I took office and has already achieved impressive results, which you can see under the Red Tape Review, Open Government, and e-Government links.
In government, as in business, it is the little things that matter. My goal is to create a culture in state government that is centered around the citizens - the voters - the taxpayers - who we are there to serve. I hope my Better Government initiative helps in that goal. By constantly striving to cut red tape, to be more open, and to put more online, we are creating a state government that is a better steward of your tax dollars, and a better servant of our people.
Governor Dennis Daugaard