Saturday, July 23, 2011

Walker Reverses Appointment Dems Called Cronyism

05 Apr 2011 Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker has reversed the promotion of a 27-year-old son of a veteran lobbyist whose appointment to an $81,500-a-year administration job sparked cronyism claims by Democrats... Deschane had been promoted to head up a division that oversees environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees even though he has no college degree, little management experience and two drunken-driving convictions. Deschane is the son of Jerry Deschane, a longtime lobbyist for the Madison-based Wisconsin Builders Association. The group's political action committee gave $29,000 to the campaigns of Walker and his running mate, putting it among the top donors.

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