July 16, 2009

Doyle chided; lawmaker offers to track receipts

picture-1Today, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s Patrick Marley posted news of a legislator’s offer to help Gov. Jim Doyle collect his travel receipts while Doyle travels abroad this fall to promote trade with between Wisconsin, China and Japan.

The offer by Rep. Bill Kramer (R-Waukesha) comes after a collaborative report on Doyle’s failure to properly document his spending. Doyle has declined to answer questions on the travel policy.

“I remain concerned both about Governor Doyle’s record keeping and the seemingly lavish travel arrangements,”┬áKramer said in a statement Thursday. “As a CPA, I am more than happy to help them establish best practices on record keeping, accounting, and travel procedures. Hell, I’ll even travel coach.”firstclasstrash2_color

Kramer has needled Doyle on the issue since the report was published, the Journal Sentinel reported.

The reporting by the Center and the newspaper has also provided fuel for editorials throughout the state over the past weeks, including this editorial cartoon by Phil Hands, which ran in the Wisconsin State Journal and other state newspapers.

The cartoon is published here with permission.