Governor Walker Commits to Shifting Campaign Costs onto Wisconsin Taxpayers
It was reported that Governor Walker’s political campaign will no longer be paying for his security team’s travel costs for campaign events.
MADISON – This afternoon, it was reported that Governor Walker’s political campaign will no longer be paying for his security team’s travel costs for campaign events. Wisconsin taxpayers will be left footing the bill, even when those costs are incurred by Governor Walker leaving the state for campaign rallies.
In response, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) released the following statement:
“Faced with $1 million in campaign debt, Governor Walker is trying to cut corners in any way he can. In this case, he is unloading his campaign security costs onto the backs of Wisconsin taxpayers.
“Since the governor is publicly announcing that he will bill his campaign security travel costs to taxpayers, it is even more pressing that the legislature take action. I urge my Republican colleagues to call a hearing on the Wisconsin Taxpayer Protection Act to end this abuse of public dollars.”
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