Capitol Report: Doyle approved raises; Walker and others took them
Posted: Saturday, October 29, 2011 6:15 am

Gov. Scott Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch are being paid more than their predecessors.

Before Scott Walker was sworn into office as governor in January, he managed to get the state to turn back federal funds to expand high-speed rail in Wisconsin and the Legislature to vote against approval of 18-month-old state union contracts.

But while these positions were vocalized on the grounds they would save money for a state that was “broke,” Walker did not take any action to turn down a pay increase set to take effect when he took office.

The pay increases for the state’s six constitutional offices, approved by former Democratic Gov. Jim Doyle in 2009, increased the next governor’s salary by 5 percent, allowing Walker to earn $144,423, compared to Doyle’s $137,092.

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