Sunday, January 11, 2009

Appointment of DNR secretaries up in the air

Anita Weier — 1/06/2009 2:19 pm

Gov. Jim Doyle might not sign expected legislation that would restore the Natural Resources Board's power to appoint Department of Natural Resources secretaries, a spokesman said.

That power was taken from the board and given to the governor in 1995, when Republican Gov. Tommy Thompson and a GOP controlled Legislature were in charge of state government.

Now that Democrats have control of both houses of the Legislature, chances are good that a bill reversing the policy could reach the Democratic governor's desk. But Doyle is evaluating what to do if that happens, according to spokesman Lee Sensenbrenner. (Full Story)

Source: The Capital Times

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