Sep 18, 2011

Top Walker Aide Beneficiary of GOP Move Rewarding Political Appts

WalkerGate - Aide raided by FBI made $99,449 a year - $39,129 more than last person to hold the politcal appointment

Taxpayers have been very, very good to Scott Walker political appointments; as memories die hard on Walker's declaration of emergency, budget lies, closing the capitol, corruption, targeting the working class, and on and on.

Patrick Marley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

By far the biggest beneficiary of a move earlier this year to turn three dozen civil service jobs into political appointments is Cindy Archer, the one-time top aide to Gov. Scott Walker whose house was raided by the FBI last week.

Archer served as Walker's deputy administration secretary until last month, when she abruptly shifted into a job as legislative liaison at the Department of Children and Families. She is being paid $99,449 a year - $39,129 more than the $60,320 the last person to hold the job made.

The governor could funnel such a huge increase into the job because earlier this year Republicans who control the Legislature went along with his plan to give him more political appointments.

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