Interior bill lays groundwork for addressing western issues

From the Capital Press

Agricultural leaders are lauding passage of the House Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for Fiscal Year 2017, which they say fully funds wildfire suppression and assistance to rural counties heavy in federal lands while addressing recent examples of what they describe as government overreach.

The $32.1 billion spending bill is $1 billion less than President Barack Obama’s suggested budget and represents a $64 million cut from FY 2016. Read the rest of the story here.