Senate rejects Whitmer appointment to Natural Resources Commission

Feb 13, 2020

Former Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell

Republicans in the Michigan Senate said “no” today to one of Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s nominations to the state Natural Resources Commission.

The Senate rejected placing Anna Mitterling on the commission, which oversees hunting and fishing regulations. Democrats cried foul, saying Mitterling is a biology professor well qualified to serve on the commission.
                Tiffany Brown is Governor Whitmer’s press secretary.

“It’s now clear they care more about their sexist, partisan games than they do about the well-being of our state.”

“Trying to find a compromise position was what we tried to attempt to do and we were rejected on that effort.”

       Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey says the governor should negotiate these nominations in advance. This is largely considered a fight about something else: the pending appointment to the commission of former Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, who is active in the gun control movement.