Michigan Senate rejects Whitmer appointee to hunting panel

Michigan Senate building as seen in early 2019. (WLUC Photo)
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LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Michigan Senate Republicans have blocked Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's appointee to the state commission that regulates hunting and fishing.

Democrats say Thursday's mostly party-line vote rejecting Anna Mitterling of Mason to the Natural Resources Commission was done because the GOP opposes a different nominee to the commission.

It marks the first time in nearly a decade that a governor's nominee was officially rejected by the Senate.

Whitmer named Mitterling, a Lansing Community College adjunct biology professor, to the commission in December.

(Copyright 2019, The Associated Press)

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