Walker Delays Repaying Taxpayers for his Campaign Bills
Governor Walker’s campaign expenses this year totaled over $125,000 and he has only repaid $57, 863.
MADISON – Despite promising to promptly repay taxpayers for his campaign expenses, records today show that Governor Walker has yet to repay over half of his incurred costs.
According to the Department of Administration (DOA), Governor Walker’s campaign expenses this year totaled over $125,000 and he has only repaid $57, 863. In response, Rep. Katrina Shankland (D-Stevens Point) released the following statement:
“When the rest of us have bills, we have to pay them in a timely manner. Apparently, Governor Walker thinks this does not apply to him. The governor charged over $125,000 to Wisconsin taxpayers as he jet-setted around the country running for president, and he hasn’t even paid half of that back.
“Before the governor pays another nickel to a campaign consultant or vendor, the people of Wisconsin should be reimbursed immediately. And in the future, we must reign in taxpayer-funded welfare to the Walker campaign and any other politician who prioritizes their political ambitions over the people of our state. I call on my Republican colleagues to hold a public hearing on my bill to end this abuse of taxpayer dollars.”
Press Releases by Katrina Shankland
“So-called 'Right to Work' has not worked for Wisconsin’s working families, and today is a victory for everyone who works hard and deserves the chance to get ahead.”
"The governor forgot to tell you that funding levels for need-based higher education grants remained frozen at 2011 levels in his 2015-17 executive budget."
“True to their actions all session, Republicans ended the year by selling another piece of Wisconsin to the highest bidder.”
“While the governor seems to have a refined ability to casually brush off scandal after scandal associated with his administration, the mismanagement within our correctional system needs to be addressed immediately.”