Chairman’s Note: Sometimes it seems like state government happens in a vacuum. Perched in the middle of the state, Pierre can often seem far from the cities and towns that are greatly impacted by the decisions made there. This year, Legislative Director Zach Crago is our eyes and ears in the capital. He’ll being keeping us all updated through “Eye on Pierre” – an online newsletter of sorts. From stories on legislation to tweets from lawmakers, “Eye on Pierre” is your spot to stop and get your fill of happenings in Pierre.