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Gov. Walker’s proposed Budget freezes stewardship purchases, makes DNR board advisory
Gov. Scott Walker announced major components of his proposed biennial budget at a joint session of the State Legislature Tuesday evening. Among the elements of the Governor’s proposed budget, several would impact the Department of Natural Resources and the Natural Resources Board. In the Feb. 4 issue of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reporters Lee Bergquist and Paul Smith wrote:
The Department of Natural Resources faces fundamental changes under Gov. Scott Walker’s two-year budget, with one proposal to freeze state land purchases and another to eliminate the authority of its venerable citizens board.