State Rep. Katrina Shankland
Press Release

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.

By - Oct 9th, 2015 05:40 pm

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.”

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4 thoughts on “Walker Delays Repaying Taxpayers for his Campaign Bills”

  1. Jimtherepublican says:

    She’s an elected Democrat puppet. Her attacking Walker is hardly news. She signed the recall. She’s a “community organizer”. Any bets she has no problem with Obama using Air Force One for date nights all over the country. A flight where the cost of the aircraft exceeds $48,000 per hour not including the small army and air force of Secret Service people and equipment? This is not journalism, it’s yellow journalism and I would have hoped for better from you folks. Another Sheppard Express in the making…

  2. Vincent Hanna says:

    Today’s segment of Selective Partisan Outrage is brought to you by Advil and Jimtherepublican.

  3. SteveM says:

    How long is the blacklist, er recall petition, going to used to deny people a voice and employment? Oh, until 2018?

  4. Dave says:

    Jimtherepublican, do humanity a favor and drop dead.

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