Gov. Walker Defends Travel Expenses

Published on October 10, 2015 – WBAY-TV ABC Green Bay 

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) used $147,000 of taxpayer dollars to pay for international travel expenses including trips to Europe and Canada. The money was spent on flights, hotels, transportation, parking, telecommunications, hospitality gifts, networking events, and meals, according to documents obtained by Action 2 News from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

At the time, Walker’s Administration said the purpose of the trips to the UK, France, Spain, Germany and Canada was for international trade missions to stimulate Wisconsin’s economy.

However, questions remain.

“Is this the real cost? I’m sure a lot of people are skeptical of the real total cost to Wisconsin taxpayers,” said Carrie Springer, Communications Director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party.

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