Committee rejects McKean as Fish and Wildlife Commission nominee; bills would expand board

Saying Gov. Greg Gianforte wants to “have some change in philosophy” at the Fish and Wildlife Commission, the Senate Fish and Game Committee on Thursday voted not to advance Glasgow Commissioner Andrew McKean’s nomination.

The 7-4 vote broke along party lines with all Republican members of the committee opposing McKean’s appointment. Montana code, defining the qualifications for the commission, clearly states: "Appointments must be made without regard to political affiliation and must be made solely for the wise management of fish, wildlife, and related recreational resources of this state."

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