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It seems as if it didn't take long for our new Lt. Governor to learn how to “work” the system in his favor. The problem is it is on the taxpayer dime, or should I say the taxpayer 10 million dimes.

Mandela Barnes is on a pace to cost taxpayers $220,000 for his first year in office. Multiply that by his four-year term and the number goes to just shy of $900,000. For comparison sake, Rebecca Kleefisch spent $4,300 in her last year in office for security.

A reporter recently looked into this and discovered that Barnes had three parking tickets in Milwaukee in 2018. He never paid them so the state suspended the registration on his car. He claims he sold that car in November of last year.

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Now he has two state troopers chauffeur him where ever he wants to go. To and from Madison, to church at least three times and even an ice fishing trip. Maybe he thought that lake had those flying carp and feared for his safety if they started jumping out of the holes.

And not a word from Democrats in Madison. Not a word from Gov. Tony Evers.

Richard Kinderman, Beaver Dam

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