The DNR “control” battle heats up at the Capitol. State Representative Spencer Black (D-Madison) says there’s overwhelming support in the Democrat-controlled state Legislature to pull control of the DNR away from the governor.
However, Governor Doyle opposes the move and Black admits that creates a political quandary. Still, he plans to continue pushing the bill through the Legislature, which he expects to pass the measure. He’s hoping the bill can pass with a veto-proof majority in both chambers.
Supporters of the bill say the DNR has become too political. Opponents disagree, saying the agency is more accountable to voters with an elected official in charge.