For Immediate Release
October 10, 2017
Contact: Brad Bainum, firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin Nicholson was absent when it mattered, failed to conduct proper oversight
Leah Vukmir funneled away funding that should’ve gone towards King veterans’ care
The well-documented neglect of Wisconsin veterans that occurred at King can be traced directly back to both Nicholson and Vukmir:
- Kevin Nicholson was supposed to be looking out for veterans living at King as a member of the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Board of Veterans Affairs, but Nicholson skipped a July 2016 VA board meeting at the King facility and he failed to “respond to emails with concerns about the home” from as far back as February 2013.
- Senator Leah Vukmir, for her part, sat on the Joint Finance Committee as she championed budgets from Gov. Scott Walker that slashed state funding and, as implemented, ultimately led to tens of millions in funding being siphoned away from the Veterans Home at King — including $12 million in 2016, alone.