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Despite Insisting State Was ‘Broke,’ Gov. Scott Walker Spent $60,000 On iPads

By Alex Seitz-Wald on October 7, 2011 at 2:40 pm

"Despite Insisting State Was ‘Broke,’ Gov. Scott Walker Spent $60,000 On iPads"

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Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) infamously used his state’s budget gap as pretext to strip collective bargaining rights from public sector workers, insisting that “Wisconsin is broke” and thus extraordinarily measures were required. But the state is apparently not that broke, as the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. just dropped “about $60,000″ on brand new iPads for every person on their staff, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports. Actually, they bought more than enough, purchasing 73 tablets for only 63 employees (they say the are in the middle of hiring more people). The agency is a public-private hybrid, but a spokesperson said the iPads were purchased with state dollars.

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