Brent Martin: Nebraska Radio Network, 1/06/2012
Attorney General Jon Bruning defends a $100,000 grant to a political advocacy group for agriculture against questions about his motivation.
Bruning defends awarding the grant to the group We Support Agriculture against criticism by Democrats, who suggest Bruning made the award to help boost his campaign for United States Senate.
Bills have been filed in the legislative session that would remove the Attorney General’s discretion is awarding settlement funds. Sen. Ken Haar of Malcolm and Sen. Health Mello of Omaha take different approaches, but the money would eventually go to education.