- The former lawmaker behind a controversial grant will soon nearly double his pay.
Former Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder will make 94-thousand dollars a year in his new job at the state Public Service Commission.
Suder is set to start his new position as administrator of the PSC's Water, Compliance and Consumer Affairs October 7th.
Suder made just under 50-thousand dollars as a state representative.
He resigned from the Assembly in August.
Days later news broke that the state budget included provisions designed to funnel a 500-thousand dollar grant to the politically connected United Sportsmen of Wisconsin Foundation.
Suder's former chief-of-staff, Luke Hilgemann, serves as an official with the foundation.
Governor Scott Walker ultimately rescinded the grant earlier this month.
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