Walker political group to reimburse travel costs


April 24, 2015

MADISON Gov. Scott Walker's nonprofit political group says it will reimburse the state for costs related to the likely presidential candidate's political travel.

Our American Revival spokeswoman AshLee Strong said Thursday that the group will pay for the travel costs, including those related to Walker's state patrol security detail.

Strong says taxpayers will not pay for any of the costs on political trips, which include money spent on hotels, flights and rental cars.

Taxpayers will continue to pay for official trips, like Walker's recent trade missions to Europe.

The commitment to pay for the costs came a day after Democrats on the Legislature's budget committee slammed Walker for his extensive travel. Republicans rejected a Democratic-backed attempt to require quarterly reports on his travel.


Associated Press