Walker to review pay raises for prison wardens

Posted Friday, April 4, 2014 --- 11:36 a.m.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he is reviewing a decision by his administration to raise salaries of a group of Wisconsin state prison wardens without clear documentation of the reasons.

Walker said after a bill signing in Milwaukee on Thursday that he was looking into the pay raises that were as high as 13 percent for eight wardens. His decision came after the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that the Department of Corrections couldn't provide any documentation of a salary comparison that it said was done last year to justify those pay increases.

The Journal Sentinel reported Friday (http://tiny.cc/siqsdx ) that the agency responded to an open records request by the newspaper by releasing a memo on the salary comparison written last week after the raises to $100,000 were already awarded.

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.


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