Environmental Extremist Flown to Wisconsin on Taxpayers' Dime

Environmental Extremist Flown to Wisconsin on Taxpayers' Dime

I recently uncovered a series of troubling e-mails using Wisconsin's Open Records Law showing Governor Jim Doyle's Administration used taxpayer money to fly in a radical "environmental rights advocate" from California to promote a job-killing, tax-raising global warming bill.  A bill that is so extreme, that most Democrats are refusing to back it now.

It is outrageous that an environmental extremist was flown to Wisconsin, paid for by the taxpayers, to specifically refute General Motor’s effort to educate lawmakers and the public about the impact a “global warming bill” would have on our state’s manufacturing-dependent economy. This all took place before GM made the decision to shut down major Wisconsin operations.

If you are interested in learning more about this wasteful use of taxpayer funds, I encourage you to click here to read the full email exchange.  I also discussed this issue with radio show hosts Vicki McKenna and Charlie Sykes, who alsofeatured this story on his blog. When I kicked off my campaign I pledged to transform the lieutenant governor's office into the leading taxpayer watchdog in the state with the chief mission of routing out waste, fraud and abuse.  Certainly, paying for expensive plane tickets for radical environmentalists is wasteful spending.   

If you agree with me that the lieutenant governor should serve as a taxpayer watchdog, please click here to make a donation to my campaign.

State government should not be spending money on plane tickets for environmental extremists who want to raise taxes. To get our economy back on track we need to lower the tax burden for families and businesses, which starts by eliminating wasteful government spending. 

Please donate today and help me put the office of lieutenant governor to work for taxpayers.


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