Emails released Wednesday are giving the public a rare look inside a politician’s office.
The 27,000 electronic communications between former County Executive Scott Walker’s Deputy Chief of Staff, Kelly Rindfleish, and a host of personnel describe how Walker cabinet members and others addressed campaign, constituent and other issues.
The messages were part of a John Doe investigation.
It ended with no charges filed against Walker, but six aides and associates were charged with crimes.
Gov. Walker’s office announced Thursday that he’ll attend the Midwest U.S.-Japan Association Conference in Tokyo.
It begins Sunday and runs through Tuesday.
Walker says the goal of the trip is to build trade ties between Wisconsin and investors and businesses in Japan. Walker says the country is “very important” to the state’s global business, as Wisconsin’s fifth largest destination for exports.
The governor says Japan is the number one buyer of Wisconsin products in the medical and scientific instruments category.
Lake Effect’s Amy Kiley interviewed UWM economist Scott Drewianka and Marquette University political scientist John McAdams.
As President Barack Obama begins his second term on Monday, taxes and the economy are sure to be key issues. At the end of the year the country dodged the so-called “fiscal cliff.” But another round debt ceiling talks looms in the near future.