Wednesday, May 25, 2016

New Trump fundraiser sought WI DNR land sale jackpot

The Journal Sentinel reports that Diane Hendricks, a Beloit construction company magnate, and Elizabeth Uihlein, a Pleasant Prairie businesswoman, are newly-minted Donald Trump-for-President fundraisers.

Hendricks, the Scott Walker's billionaire super-donor, is well-known to Wisconsinites - - after all, she was on video hearing 
Walker's whispered "divide-and-conquer" secret - -  but remember when Elizabeth Uihlein and her husband Richard got Walker's DNR to agree to sell them some primo state land? 
Elizabeth Uihlein, a major donor to Gov. Scott Walker, has reached an agreement with the Department of Natural Resources to buy 1.75 acres of prime lakefront property in Vilas County — a deal that gives her direct lake access to another property she now owns. 
The agreement calls for the DNR to sell Uihlein 765 feet of frontage on Rest Lake in the Town of Manitowish Waters for $275,000. She currently owns an adjacent 11-unit condominium complex without lake access.
Public pressure helped delay that deal, and eventually take it off the table  - - teachable moments, all.

1 comment:

Sue said...

Diane got what she wanted from Scott and then walked away. You'd think she'd throw him a few bucks to pay down that $900,000 debt he has, just for old times' sake. But he's old news.
Now it's on to someone else, and I'll bet she has a list for him too.