By Sahid Fawaz
For a “fiscal conservative,” the governor of Wisconsin doesn’t seem to have any problem spending taxpayer money on himself.
“Gov. Scott Walker took 869 flights on state-owned airplanes over a two-and-a-half-year period while he was reconnecting with voters after his failed presidential run, costing taxpayers about $818,000, a liberal advocacy group reported Monday.
The flights included eight trips of less than 40 miles, including from Appleton to Green Bay, though that was part of a busy day on Sept. 7, 2016, in which Walker attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony in Neenah before promoting his sales tax holiday proposal in Green Bay and Menomonee Falls. The four flights he took that day each covered less than 75 miles and cost a total of $1,667.51.
In nine cases, he flew out of Madison round trip, covering distances of less than 75 miles, with each trip costing on average $819. The destinations included Burlington, West Bend and Oshkosh.
‘Scott Walker will say, do and spend anything to get re-elected,’ One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross said at a news conference in the State Capitol on Monday.”
For the rest of the story, visit the Wisconsin State Journal here.