Finance panel votes to eliminate two dozen DNR customer counters
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.
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.