Henry Vilas wrote:Walker has cancelled the half million dollar giveaway to the "United Sportmen" group. Not only did they lie about their non-profit status, but the group's leader has a previous conviction for illegal hunting in Wisconsin.
It turns out, he didn't exactly cancel the grant.
Walker’s budget veto removed a provision calling for federal funds to pay for most of the two-year grant, leaving intact language stating that the grant would be paid for with state money.
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The article suggests the sleazy organization would have gotten us into trouble, because it was Federal money. All Walker did was switch the funding to State funds, eliminating that pesky oversight.
Its not clear if the group will still get the money, but the door is still open.
So how are they going to rejigger the State budget to pay for it? My guess is they'll take out of the dwindling Stewardship fund, just to be total dicks.
Even when Walker seems to doing the right thing, he's screwing us over.