Court weighs case of conservative who won't leave DNR board
The Wisconsin Supreme Court is set to consider whether to remove a Department of Natural Resources board member who refuses to step down even though his term ended almost a year ago.
Fred Prehn has said he doesn’t have to step aside because the Senate hasn’t confirmed Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ appointee.
The Republican-controlled Senate adjourned its two-year session this week without scheduling a confirmation hearing.
That effectively preserves a one-vote conservative majority on the DNR board that has handled key issues like wolf management and environmental policy.
The justices will hear oral arguments Thursday morning.