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Bruning check to ag group raises questions

8 December 2011
The money comes from the attorney general's Supplemental Environmental Project Fund, which contains fines and agreed-upon enforcement payments for violations of state environmental laws.

Rempe acknowledged the legal structure of We Support Agriculture is geared toward raising money, as one objective, and "there could be a political element" to its spending and activities at some point.

State Sen. Ken Haar is asking Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning for answers about a $100,000 contribution Bruning announced earlier this week to the group We Support Agriculture.

Bruning, also a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate, presented a check for that amount to Keith Olsen, outgoing president of the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, at the Farm Bureau's convention in Kearney.

 

Bruning check to ag group raises questions