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AP: Walker broke campaign pension promise


MADISON (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker has broken a campaign promise to pay the full cost of his state pension immediately after taking office in January.

The Associated Press requested copies of the governor's pay stubs to see if he had fulfilled the campaign promise he made in June 2010. Walker said then he would begin paying the cost "immediately" in order to lead by example since he was proposing all state employees do the same.

The pay stubs provided Friday had details about his pension payments redacted. But Walker's spokesman Cullen Werwie says the governor did not start paying the full cost until August, the same time all other state workers started contributing more.

Werwie says over four years, Walker will actually pay roughly $5,200 more than if he started in January.

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