Public hearing seeks to get politics out of DNR issues
A public hearing will be held tomorrow on the latest effort to get politics out of hunting, fishing, and environmental issues.
An Assembly committee will hear testimony on a bill to let the Natural Resources Board appoint the Department of Natural Resources secretary instead of the governor.
That's the way it was until 1995, when former Gov. Tommy Thompson grabbed the appointment power.
Democrats have tried ever since to change it back.