(Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel) State Rep. Dale Kooyenga said he removed a protest sign from the state Capitol last year — an act that is costing taxpayers $30,000 — in part because his military training had taught him the placement of the sign could endanger the public.
Kooyenga, a Brookfield Republican running for state Senate, also defended having taxpayers bankroll the $30,000 court settlement he reached for removing the sign and putting it in his office, video of a Wednesday town hall-style talk shows.
“I'm not going to give the complete details, but the military, when I was in the military, military intelligence — and when you have something like a sign against a curved wall in a place where it shouldn't be, is that is a clear risk, OK?” he told the crowd. “You can't just leave signs that conceal something in the public.”
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