This should surprise absolutely no one who’s been paying attention to the close relationship Gov. Scott Walker’s administration has had with not only supporters of Gov. Walker’s campaigns, but with lobbyists as well.
Gov. Scott Walker’s administration considered giving a top natural resources position this year to a lobbyist for a company proposing a massive iron mine, but backed off because of a federal law barring conflicts of interest.
“Records show that Walker’s staff was considering Gogebic Taconite lobbyist and spokesman Bob Seitz for the post of deputy secretary of the Department of Natural Resources. He was being considered for the post just before Gogebic announced it was closing its office in northern Wisconsin and stepping away from a proposed $1.5 billion iron ore mine in Ashland and Iron counties.
“Seitz ended up getting a different appointment from Walker, with the Public Service Commission.”
Though the source link is a year old, I thought this was worth noting simply because it points out just how corrupt our state government has gotten. After all, this isn’t the first example of cronyism in state government, as evidenced by the Brian Deschane situation.