Walker denies link between donations, GOP action to limit lead paint manufacturers’ liability

Says changes were needed to tort laws

Scott Walker
Gov. Scott Walker

Gov. Scott Walker today denied there was any link between campaign contributions to a third-party group and GOP action to limit the liability of lead paint manufacturers.

Scott Walker
Gov. Scott Walker

Walker told reporters today he and others argued even before he took office in 2011 that changes were needed to tort laws following a state Supreme Court decision that opened the door to lawsuits against lead paint manufacturers.

“Nobody should be shocked I did what I said I’d do,” Walker said.

Read more at Wispolitics.com, a media partner of BizTimes Milwaukee.

Leaked documents released Wednesday by the British newspaper the Guardian include correspondence that suggests Walker had input on ads the Wisconsin Club for Growth ran during the 2012 recall election and they included additional examples of Walker soliciting contributions for the group.

Walker refused today to acknowledge he solicited money for the Wisconsin Club for Growth.

For more on the fallout from The Guardian story see this report from WISN-TV Channel 12, a media partner of BizTimes Milwaukee.

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Andrew is the editor of BizTimes Milwaukee. He joined BizTimes in 2003, serving as managing editor and real estate reporter for 11 years. A University of Wisconsin-Madison graduate, he is a lifelong resident of the state. He lives in Muskego with his wife, Seng, their son, Zach, and their dog, Hokey. He is an avid sports fan and is a member of the Muskego Athletic Association board of directors.

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