Efforts to Override Governor's Veto of DNR Secretary Bill FailFebruary 24, 2010
The Assembly Democrats, joined by a handful of Republicans, failed to garner the 66 votes needed to override the Governor’s veto of Assembly Bill 138, which would have removed the Governor’s authority to appoint the Department of Natural Resources secretary and handed the authority to the unelected Natural Resources Board members.
Assembly to Consider Overriding Veto of DNR Secretary LegislationFebruary 15, 2010
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan (D-Janesville)and Rep. Spencer Black (D-Madison) today announced plans to bring Assembly Bill 138 to the Assembly floor next week in an attempt to override the Governor’s veto. AB 138 would remove the Governor’s ability to appoint the Department of Natural Resources Secretary and instead hand that authority to unelected Natural Resources Board members.
Wisconsin Legislative Committees Wrap Up Hearings on Climate Change LegislationFebruary 15, 2010
The Assembly Clean Energy Jobs Committee will hold its last public hearing today on Assembly Bill 649, the 174-page bill encompassing numerous policy recommendations from the Governor's Task Force on Global Warming. (The Senate companion bill is SB 450.)