Yet another example of Wachs exploiting the system for personal gain
June 1, 2018
In a breaking story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, liberal trial attorney and Democrat candidate for governor Dana Wachs is exposed for taking personal work trips to Madison and leaving taxpayers to foot the bill for his travel. Wachs should immediately return the money given abuse of taxpayer dollars.
“Dana Wachs needs to immediately return the taxpayer dollars he collected while repeatedly abusing the system for his own gain – only a liberal trial attorney like Dana Wachs would think that it’s acceptable for taxpayers to foot the bill for his personal work trips to Madison,” said Alec Zimmerman, spokesman for the Republican Party of Wisconsin. “This is one more egregious example of Wachs’ disturbing track record of using his position in the legislature to enrich himself and his allies at the expense of hard-working Wisconsin families.”
Read the full report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel hereor find key excerpts below.
Wachs expenditures under question:
Republicans are questioning taxpayer-funded expense payments claimed by Democratic state Rep. Dana Wachs, one of 10 candidates seeking to challenge GOP Gov. Scott Walker.
Since 2013, Wachs has claimed expense payments on 14 days when the only items on his official calendar were related to political events or work at his law firm.
Pattern of days in which Wachs took taxpayer money while only showing private legal work on his calendar:
On some days, Wachs claimed expense stipends when the only entries on his calendar were for work at his law firm, such as on Aug. 27, 2014, when his calendar listed “Dana — depositions in Madison.”
…Wachs also claimed an expense payment on Dec. 11, 2017, when the only item on his official calendar was a jury trial in Chippewa County.
…Wachs also claimed his expense stipend on Oct. 21, 2016, a day when his calendar listed a daylong legal education class and no official business.
Part of the broader case against the Democrat field:
The state Republican Party unveiled a website Thursday that criticizes nine of the candidates on a range of issues and claims they are engaged in a “dangerous race to the left.”
Read the full story here.