9.19 topics to talk about at the North American Manure Expo… or anywhere else.
#1 Loretta Lynch confirmed as newest US Attorney General
Loretta Lynch was confirmed in a 56-43 vote Thursday after a five-month long political squabble. Congressional republicans have held Lynch’s nomination over several political disputes including the president’s immigration executive action. Lynch has been called the most qualified nominee in history for the attorney general position.
#2 More Brownback budget cuts
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback is proposing $72 million in spending cuts to make up for next year’s predicted $400 million dollar budget shortfall. Currently on the chopping block are bond payments for the National Bio-Agro Defense Facility, and Medicaid. Brownback also wants to increase fees to Kansas hospitals.