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Assembly votes 61-32 to strip the governor's power to appoint DNR secretary

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The governor's power to manage natural resources would be sharply reduced under a bill passed by the Wisconsin Assembly.

The vote was 61-32 Tuesday to let the Natural Resources Board appoint the Department of Natural Resources secretary instead of the governor.

Don Friske R-Merrill says it would not do what the bill's supporters want, take the politics out of hunting, fishing and environmental matters.

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