"No Degree, Little Experience": Cronyism Reigns in Same Agency that Hired Randy Hopper MistressMADISON-After only a few months on the job, the Scott Walker administration has given the 27-year-old drunk-driving son of a major campaign contributor a plum state job, including a hefty salary of $81,500.
The lucky recipient of Walker largesse is the son of longtime lobbyist Jerry Deschane, vice president of the Wisconsin Builders Association, who acknowledged he put the touch in to get his son the cushy position -- though he has little experience and is, by any objective measure, wholly unqualified for the position.
The cronyism is occurring in the same agency that gave another state job -- despite the fact the state is "broke" and there's a so-called hiring freeze in place -- for Sen. Randy Hopper's mistress. Records now show Hopper's mistress didn't actually even apply for the job, though she was given a 35% raise over her predecessor.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, which endorsed Walker, found that Brian Deschane, with two drunk-driving convictions, no degree or relevant experience, started off just a few months ago at about a $65,000 salary and just received the 26 percent pay raise.