Scott Walker spends $59,000 flying around Wisconsin
Governor’s tab similar to Jim Doyle’s in first 6 months
Written by Kathleen Foody
Gov. Scott Walker spent more than $59,000 flying around Wisconsin during his first six months in office, with the bulk of the travel coming during the contentious battle over the Republican governor’s legislative agenda and budget.
In 17 trips between January and June 21, the date on which Gannett Wisconsin Media requested Walker’s travel records from the state, the governor and his staff members held press conferences, visited businesses in all corners of the state and joined other Wisconsin politicians at a celebration of the Packers’ Super Bowl win in Green Bay.
The expenses are about equal to those of Walker’s predecessors of both parties, including Democrat Jim Doyle who spent $55,649 on 27 flights in the first six months of 2010.