Tax Bill Mailings Remind Me of Local Issue

This story:

Tax bill messages probed - Endorsements are mailed to residents

A letter from Town Chairman Robert Hultquist mailed to all town residents with their tax bills in which he endorsed two candidates for the Town Board is under investigation by the district attorney as a possible campaign finance law violation.

"It does appear on its face to be a violation of campaign finance laws, although I have not made a final decision yet," Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel said of the letter.
He said the town paid to print the newsletter for distribution, postage was paid by the town for the mailing and some staff time was involved in getting it ready.
But because the tax bills were being mailed anyway and inclusion of the newsletter in those envelopes did not require additional postage, "it didn't cost the town another cent," he said.

"This is a big deal over nothing," he said of Schimel's investigation.

"I'm not worried because I didn't do anything wrong."

Sounds a little like this.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the reminder. I bet most of us had forgotten about Esslinger's "slip up."