Walker veto changed funding for sportsmen grant

Walker spokeswoman says governor's action did not help politically connected group win grant
Walker veto changed funding for sportsmen grant

Gov. Scott Walker’s office says his use of his veto power to change funding for a $500,000 grant later won by a politically connected group was not aimed at helping that group.

The Wisconsin State Journal reported the Republican governor used his veto power to eliminate a provision in the state budget calling for federal funds to pay for most of the grant. He left intact language saying the grant would be paid for with state funds.

Walker spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster said the veto only changed funding for the grant and had nothing to do with the United Sportsmen of Wisconsin Foundation. The group won but then lost the grant when it was revealed the group misled state officials about its tax-exempt status.