Fight over Republican River Water

LINCOLN -- The Nebraska Attorney General's Office needs more money from the Legislature to defend itself against Kansas in a fight over Republican River water. More than $3 million has already gone into the legal fight. The A.Gs Office will ask for $600,000 more. Nebraska has faced lawsuits from Kansas in recent years alleging Nebraska draws too much water from the river. Kansas wants more than $72 million in damages, plus the shutdown of 325,000 acres of groundwater irrigation in Nebraska.