Wherein at the 22-minute mark on this podcast, Stepp launched a partisan attack on Senate Democrats, told radio host Charlie Sykes the mining bill would "absolutely not" have weakened water quality standards in Wisconsin, and continued politicizing the agency's mission.
(I'd said in a posting about the interview last week that I'd post the podcast when it became available.)
Yes, I know the position is a cabinet job now, but the agency still has policy oversight from the the Natural Resources Board, and I wonder what it thinks about Stepp's partisan media blitz last week?
Later in the day, she tried to explain herself to staffers to whom she'd made remarks similar to what she'd told Sykes during the interview.
Louis Molespke, Jr., (D-Stevens Point), criticizes Stepp's statements and administrative oversight of mining - - in pdf format:
Walker had appeared on Sykes program Thursday, as a coordinated political campaign in favor of the mine and against its opponents ran full blast, as I'd thought it would.