Thursday, July 10, 2014

Golf Course Developer's Substantial Walker Donations Tracked

The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign has tracked large donations to Scott Walker by the developer of a proposed high-end golf course which needs DNR approval to allow road and building construction in and across an adjacent state park along Lake Michigan.

Details here:
The Kohler Company’s request for a conditional use permit to develop the new course on its land is scheduled for a July 16 hearing before the Town of Wilson Plan Commission; 
In addition, the Department of Natural Resources must approve an easement before the golf course maintenance facility and road can be built on state property. The affected acreage includes forest and wetlands in the Kohler-Andrae State Park near Lake Michigan… 
Kohler Company employees contributed $51,304 between 2009 and 2013 to legislative and statewide candidates. Most of the contributions – $44,500 – were made by company president Herb Kohler Jr. Walker received $42,254 followed by GOP Senators Joe Leibham of Sheboygan at $3,950 and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald of Juneau at $2,000 from Kohler and his employees.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You should look into the history of the golf course development at the site. Good folks at SER DNR lost their jobs after pointing out that Kohler was going to be violating numerous state and federal permits. Good old Tommy made things happen in favor of Herb, and DNR staff were left in the dust.

And while you are at it maybe a little history lesson on the single purpose ramp off I 43 that is only for golf course events. That cost the x payers several million $$ .