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Texas Lawsuit Over National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility

The Governor of Texas recently quipped that his state should consider seceding from the Union. Most Kansans probably don’t care one way or another where “Big T” goes.

What Kansans do care about, including Big First District Kansas Congressman Jerry Moran, is an attempt by the Texas Biological and Agro-Defense Consortium to derail the building of the new National Bio and Agro-Defense Facility in Manhattan, Kansas. The Texas company was passed over when the facility’s final selection sight was chosen and is now threatening a “Texas-sized” lawsuit.

Moran, in a public statement yesterday said, “In a thorough and fair process, Kansas State University was selected as the best location for the facility. Kansas is clearly recognized to have the infrastructure, the knowledge and the commitment to ensure the NBAF’s mission is fulfilled. To keep America’s food supply safe and our agricultural economy strong, this critical animal disease research must move forward.”

Oh, and in regard to the question secession by Texas, one word – “adios”.

About Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".