COPY-DNR board delays decision on land sale to Walker donor
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Department of Natural Resources' board has put off deciding whether to sell a parcel of state-owned lakefront property to one of Gov. Scott Walker's major donors.
The agency wants to sell 1.75 acres along the Rest Lake shoreline to Elizabeth Uihlein for $275,000.
Uihlein and her husband, Richard, have donated nearly $3 million to Walker's presidential super PAC, Unintimidated PAC, and Our American Revival, Walker's now-defunct political committee. She owns a condominium complex adjacent to the property but it lacks lake access.
The Natural Resources Board voted unanimously during a meeting in Bowler on Wednesday to consider the sale as part of a larger plan to sell multiple parcels. The DNR expects to finalize that plan and bring to the board by early next year.
This story's headlines have been corrected to show that the board delayed consideration of the sale and did not approve it.
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