Legislature votes to have board appoint the DNR secretary
The governor's office would be less involved in hunting, fishing and environmental matters under a bill passed in the Legislature Thursday.
The Senate voted to 21-11 to take away the governor's power to appoint the secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.
The Assembly OK'd the bill earlier, but senators added a requirement that they confirm the board's nominees.
Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.
You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at email@example.com and we can help you.