dnr reorganization

Fitzgerald open to reorganizing Department Natural Resources

The leader of Wisconsin state Senate Republicans says they are open to splitting the Department of Natural Resources into separate agencies.Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald was asked about the idea Tuesday in a news conference with reporters.

Wisconsin Republicans eye splitting up DNR

Republicans in control of the Wisconsin state Legislature are considering splitting up the Department of Natural Resources, scattering parks, forestry, environmental, hunting and fishing programs among three existing agencies and two new ones.The Wisconsin State Journal reports Thursday (http://bit.ly/2hv3V5B ) that lawmakers behind the plan say they're pursuing the dramatic change because the DNR is not working in its current form.