Scott Walker Eliminated Funding for the ShotSpotter Program

Oct 16, 2014

MADISON – Scott Walker eliminated funding for the ShotSpotter program in Milwaukee – $445,400 in the 2013-2015 budget. 

Walker defended his cut by lauding his signature of the bill with reduced funding for the program. The governor called Mary Burke’s comments denouncing his cuts as “hogwash.”

Only after intense pressure from the public and law enforcement officials did Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled legislature partially restored funding by $175,000