A bill that would take away the governor's power to appoint the secretary of the DNR is up for a hearing at the Capitol this week, and it's expected to get a lot of support.
Governor Doyle previously campaigned for the measure, but apparently has had a change of heart. George Meyer of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation says there will be a lot of pressure on the governor if the bill passes. He says Governor Doyle may have a hard time vetoing the measure because of the widespread public support.
Meyer says the change in law is needed to "take the politics" out of the managing of our natural resources.
The bill goes before the Assembly Natural Resources Committee on Tuesday morning. Democratic sponsors are hoping to build a veto-proof majority.