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 State Rep. Katrina Shankland
"The governor’s budget is built on a house of cards"
"This bill does not seem to allow the DNR to periodically review the impacts of high-capacity well withdrawals."
"Governor Walker is gambling with taxpayer money and our health care by moving to self-insurance..."
"Our public schools have lost over a billion dollars in state aid under Governor Walker, leaving school districts at a breaking point."
"Too many people feel that their vote doesn’t matter and that the system is rigged against them."
“Republicans should be working with Democrats to invest in the middle class and help working families get ahead.”