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Finance panel votes to eliminate two dozen DNR customer counters

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The state Department of Natural Resources is one step closer to removing its customer counters at two dozen field offices.

The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee voted 12-4 Tuesday to end the sales of hunting and fishing licenses at the field offices.

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Gov. Jim Doyle said the 51 counter employees would move into other vacant DNR jobs.

It would cut just more than $3 million from the state's $5 billion deficit over the next two years.

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