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Wisconsin Paid Out $577,000 in Overtime to Walker Security Team During WH Run

The Walker campaign did pay for airfare and hotel during that time.

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Zach Montellaro
Feb. 24, 2016, 9:50 a.m.

“Tax­pay­ers paid out more than $577,000 to nine cur­rent and former mem­bers of” Gov. Scott Walk­er’s (R) “se­cur­ity team last year after a fed­er­al agency found the state had wrongly with­held over­time pay from them.”

“The pay­outs cov­er a peri­od of time, from May 2013 to May 2015, when Walk­er fre­quently traveled for his pres­id­en­tial run, ac­cord­ing to the State Patrol. The Mil­wau­kee Journ­al-Sen­tinel re­ports that Walk­er’s cam­paign and polit­ic­al or­gan­iz­a­tions paid the air­fare and hotel costs of the se­cur­ity team dur­ing that time, but not the state troop­ers’ salar­ies.” (AP)

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