A liberal advocacy group says Governor Walker used a state airplane to make 869 flights since he dropped out of the presidential race in September.
Scot Ross of One Wisconsin Now says some of those flights were very short like Appleton to Green Bay or Kenosha to Milwaukee. He says most people wouldn’t pay for those flights. He says Walker is because people are picking up the tab.
One Wisconsin Now says the flights cost about $818,000 from September 2015 to April of this year. 11 of the trips were less than 64 miles. Over that time, the annual average cost was about $316,000. In Walker’s first term, members of his cabinet spent a little more than $250,000 a year to travel on state planes.
A spokeswoman for Walker says the group mischaracterized the governor’s travels. She says he’s dedicated to meeting with people around the state and attending events.