South Dakota lawmakers keep dressing traditions alive
PIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota lawmakers have a monochromatic tradition on crossover day.
Deemed “Black day”, members of the house and senate wear black on crossover day which represents all the bills that have died.
Other than Black day, lawmakers have another trend. Lawmakers wear tan camel-hair jackets on Wednesday.
No one knows for sure why they do this, but some people members of the capitol community remember that the late governor George Mickelson was quite fond of his camelhair blazer.