Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Nodler: Firing Not Neccessarily A Resolution to DNR Problems

Gov. Jay Nixon has extended the suspension of Department of Natural Resources Director Mark Templeton until an internal investigation surrounding E.Coli-gate is complete -- something Republican Sen. Gary Nodler called for last week.
While Nodler said the entire controversy could "reach the level of a firing offense," the Joplin Republican said he does not want to see a "scapegoating process."
"We don't need to be in the business of looking for some kind of satisfaction of our anger by chopping off someone's head," Nodler said last week. "I won't accept a firing as a resolution to the problem."
MEANWHILE: The Missouri Senator leading a review of the delayed E.Coli results is using stronger language. Sen. Brad Lager said Wednesday there's been an "organized cover-up" by the Department of Natural Resources and and outside investigation may be warranted.

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