- Associated Press - Saturday, August 23, 2014
Walker says he didn’t help solicit donations

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) - Gov. Scott Walker said he played no role in soliciting donations from a mining company to a key conservative group that ran ads supporting him during the 2012 recall attempt.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/1rsgSQphttp://bit.ly/1rsgSQp ) Walker made the comments Saturday at a Kenosha campaign event.

Court documents released Friday by a federal appeals court show that prosecutors believe Walker solicited donations for conservative group Wisconsin Club for Growth to get around campaign finance limits and disclosure requirements as he fended off the recall attempt.

Walker also said he was not aware of $700,000 donated by Gogebic Taconite to Wisconsin Club to Growth.

Walker said no one should be surprised he backed legislation helpful to the firm since he had long been supportive of easing regulations on mining.

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Information from: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, http://www.jsonline.comhttp://www.jsonline.com

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Packers, Brett Favre on unclaimed property list

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre are among the more notable entities on the list of unclaimed property in Wisconsin, which totals nearly $440 million.

State law requires inactive accounts held from one to more than five years to be yielded to the state if the institution can’t find the owner. There is no minimum, though the state suggests a $50 lower limit.

The Wisconsin State Journal spent several hours this month searching the online database listing all the current owners of property relinquished to the state.

The newspaper (http://bit.ly/1AI9ZLVhttp://bit.ly/1AI9ZLV ) found that Associated Bank, headquartered in Green Bay and a major sponsor of the Packers, apparently could track down the team and listed its address as “unknown” to return “more than $1,000.” It is a cashier’s check for $1,410 made out to the Packers, said treasurer’s office spokeswoman Cynthia Kaump.

The Packers have another $1,000-plus waiting from United Healthcare Services, which had the right address but couldn’t find the professional football team, which has been located in Green Bay since 1919.

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