Stepp defends budget provision that cuts DNR’s magazine

Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp today defended a budget provision that nixes the agency's magazine, saying that there's a “tremendous opportunity for someone in the private sector to take this over.”
The provision, which would cut the Wisconsin Natural Resources magazine in February 2018, has received a loud backlash from magazine and non-magazine subscribers alike. But Stepp told lawmakers that the agency’s role is to be “stewards of our resources and not magazine publishers.”
The magazine is entirely self-funded through paid subscriptions, but Stepp said it "takes a goo...

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