Testing Brad Schimel's spending priorities
The State Journal says WI GOP Attorney General Brad Schimel will spend no state dollars to reduce the backlog of untested rape evidence kits:
Schimel told reporters Tuesday he didn’t expect to spend any state money on the testing, which has so far been paid for with federal grant money.Note that he did spend $10,000 of state dollars on 2,000 personalized "Kicking Ass Every Day" souvenir coins, the Journal Sentinel's Dan Bice had reported:
The 1.75-inch gold-plated brass souvenirs read "Wisconsin Attorney General Brad D. Schimel" on one side and "Wisconsin Department of Justice: K.A.E.D." on the other. The state seal appears on the medallions.
Records show the state Department of Justice paid nearly $10,000 in taxpayer dollars — $4.75 each, plus other costs — to Lexington Metal Products Corp. in Lithia, Fla., for two shipments of the commemorative coins...
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