Democrat Evers wants to change who appoints DNR secretary
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - -
Democratic candidate for governor Tony Evers doesn't want the governor to have the power to appoint the secretary of the Department of Natural Resources.
Evers announced Tuesday that he favors returning to having the Natural Resources Board make the appointment. Evers is the state superintendent and one of several Democrats running for the chance to take on Republican Gov. Scott Walker next year.
Evers announced his support for changing the DNR secretary appointment process after current DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp resigned last month. Walker is considering who to appoint to replace her.
Evers says only an independent DNR secretary can restore DNR's mission of serving the needs of all Wisconsin citizens, not just big corporations.
The DNR secretary has been appointed by the governor since 1995.
Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Members of the newly created commission to regulate ethics laws for Wisconsin office holders and lobbyists are beginning their work with the simplest of tasks: deciding on a name. Weightier decisions aren't far...More >>
Local governments are scrambling to put their own mining regulations in place as Gov. Scott Walker prepares to lift Wisconsin's nearly 20-year ban on gold and silver mining. Taylor County officials passed an extensive...More >>