Did Scott Walker Make Another Nepotism Hire?

Among Wisconsin governor Scott Walker's many egregious ills against the people -- union busting, colluding with Kochs, etc -- he seems to also have a nepotism hiring problem. Last month, he came under fire for hiring the inexperienced/dropout son of a major campaign donor for a high-paying gig at the state's environmental regulations division. The employee was later demoted amid criticism -- but it looks like Walker's back-scratching didn't end there.

Yesterday, Walker's new appointment to the Marinette County register of deeds office started her job amid skepticism. Chicago Tribune:

Renee Miller began her job as register of deeds Wednesday. Miller has worked on Republican Rep. John Nygren's campaigns. He was the only person to recommend Miller for the job. In contrast, Chief Deputy Register of Deeds Becky Chasensky had 16 letters of recommendation.

Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie says the governor was advised to appoint Chasensky until it was learned she filed for bankruptcy in 2009. The Journal Sentinel reports one of the three register of deeds employees who applied for the job has transferred to another county job.

It's clear this guy isn't worried about looking corrupt in the eyes of the voters. Maybe he's not taking the recall threats seriously?

AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at April 21, 2011, 7:49am

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