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Walker Reverses Job Promotion


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 MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's Republican Gov. Scott Walker has reversed the promotion of a 27-year-old son of a lobbyist whose appointment to an $81,500 administration job sparked cronyism claims by Democrats.

It's the latest chapter in the ongoing showdown between Walker and Democratic legislators, including senators who fled the state on Feb. 17 to temporarily delay a vote on a bill ending most union rights for public workers.

Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie said Tuesday that Brian Deschane will return Wednesday to his previous $65,000 job with the Department of Regulation and Licensing.

Deschane had been promoted to head up a division that oversees environmental and regulatory matters and dozens of employees even though he has no college degree and little management experience. The move was first reported by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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