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Public hearing seeks to get politics out of DNR issues

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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.

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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.

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