Weishan asks for records of computer use by Walker’s staff

    Milwaukee County Supervisor John Weishan Jr. sent a letter this week to County Executive Scott Walker, making an open records request for information related to the alleged use of taxpayer-funded resources for Walker’s Wisconsin gubernatorial campaign.
    The request stems from the recent resignation of Walker’s constituent services coordinator Darlene Wink, who admitted to using county computers and her time on the job to post comments on blogs in support of Walker’s bid to be governor.
    “News reports that a public county employee and taxpayer-funded resources in your county office were used to advance your gubernatorial campaign raise serious questions about whether this behavior is part of a broader pattern of illicit activity,” Weishan wrote. “The only way to be sure laws are followed and taxpayer dollars are protected is with a thorough review of official county documents and records, as well as a comprehensive examination of how employees who draw taxpayer-financed salaries in your office are spending their time.”
    Weishan is asking for the Internet browsing history records from all of the computers in Walker’s office to determine if the web sites for Walker’s campaign, including his Facebook and Twitter accounts, were visited by the staffers.
    When asked to comment about Weishan’s letter, Fran McLaughlin, director of communication for Walker, replied, “We just received the letter and have yet to review the open records request, so we do not have a response at this time.”
    – BizTimes Milwaukee

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