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Head of Minnesota state environmental panel fired

Published 12/21/2011

Republican lawmakers in Minnesota ordered the firing of a state environmental panel's director, but her attorney believes they lack the authority to remove her from the post. Jodi Boyne, spokeswoman for House Speaker Kurt Zellers, told The Associated Press on Wednesday that Susan Thornton was notified recently that Jan. 2 will be her last day as director of the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources.

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