Wisconsin DNR yet to hire two new science positions funded in state budget

The state Department of Natural Resources is still awaiting approval to fill two new science positions, jobs that were part of Gov. Tony Evers` repeated calls to "bring science back" to the agency.

But a DNR spokeswoman said she anticipates the positions will begin recruitment within a month — though the earliest the new hires could start is January 2020, or six months after the jobs were approved in the state budget. 

Evers signed the biennial spending plan, which included the posts, into law in early July. The governor originally requested five positions in all, as well as the creation of a new Natural Resources Science Bureau, which would be housed in DNR...

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