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Doyle says he won't give up power to appoint DNR head

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Gov. Jim Doyle now says he won't give up his power to appoint the secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

That's a flip-flop from a long-time stand he took earlier and it confirms a change of heart he first hinted in January.

In a letter this week, Doyle said he has watched secretaries appointed by both governors and the Natural Resources Board, and he believes a secretary under the governor's authority can be much more effective.

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