Friday, July 21, 2006

Lawmaker Asks For Probe Into Packers Tickets For Doyle, Aides

Lawmaker Asks For Probe Into Packers Tickets For Doyle, Aides

Complaint Referred To State Ethics Board

POSTED: 10:24 pm CDT July 20, 2006
MADISON, Wis. -- A state lawmaker is calling for an investigation into whether Gov. Jim Doyle and his aides broke any rules in accepting tickets to a Packers game.
Assemblyman Stephen Freese of Dodgeville has asked the state's attorney general to investigate.
A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report said Doyle and the aides were given the tickets for a Packers-Bears game in 2003.
The report said two companies provided the box seats. The governor's campaign said it reimbursed one company $170 for the tickets used by Doyle and his chief of staff, Susan Goodwin.
Freese said he wants to know whether those companies had business in the state at the time and whether $170 was fair reimbursement for the skybox tickets.
State ethics guidelines say state officials shouldn't accept tickets to events unless the same offer is available to the general public.
The state Department of Justice has referred the complaint to the state Ethics Board.
Doyle campaign spokesman Anson Kaye said the complaint is without merit -- but he didn't answer questions about the tickets.


Blogger Capt. Karl said...


I am part of a group of citizens looking to Recall Doyle. We have just started and we are looking for input from people who have done Doyle research like yours.

We are working with Citizens for Responsible Government (CRG) who successfully Recalled several people, most notably the infamous Tom Amment of Milwaukee County.

We would like any help or input from you as we noted your “Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle – Error and Impropriety” Blog.
Hope to hear from you soon.

Capt. Karl

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