MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle isn’t saying whether he’ll veto a bill passed by the Legislature that removes the governor’s power to appoint the Department of Natural Resources secretary.
Doyle said Friday he “everybody knows how I feel about that bill. I’m not ready to announce it, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise to anybody.”
Doyle has repeatedly expressed opposition to giving the Natural Resources Board the power to appoint the secretary. Doyle says doing that prevents the governor from having a strong environmental agenda.
Should he veto it, the Democratic-controlled Legislature would have to vote to override it for the measure to become law. Two-thirds of members in both the Senate and Assembly would have to vote for the override