rabble wrote:Did he use state planes to fly out of state for fundraising and speaking gigs? That would piss me off. But using a state plane to hop between Madison and Milwaukee seems like it might be a reasonable governor thing to me. Did his predecessors do that?
. , though the over all travel was down a bit under Doyle compared to Thompson and McCallum.
According to the WKOW article Doyle put on 66,900 miles in his first two and a half years at $4-$7 per mile, that comes out between $279,600 and $468,300
It's tough to get an equivalent number for Walker's first two and a half years, base on one of the Shepherd's calculations we're paying $7.50 a mile for his travels so if we were figuring out Doyle's travel expenses on the same rate it would be $501,750.
The Shepherd states that Walker spent $160,000 in the first half of this year on travel and $100,000 less (or $60,000) in the first 6 months of his term. That leaves 1.5 years of his first 2.5 years unaccounted for. Given it's the Shepherd Express printing the article, I'm fairly confident that if the rate of travel over that period was closer to the last 6 months and not the first 6 months, they would have included that information with some huge overall number. So let's figure an average of $80,000 over that time which is probably high given that he probably did a good deal of his travel in the first half of 2012 on campaign funds. so $60K + $80K * 3 + $160K = $460,000 in his first 2.5 years.
In other words roughly the same as Doyle, maybe less.