From Club For Growth:
Richie Farmer Drags David Williams Down
We haven’t yet commented on Agriculture Commissioner Richie Farmer’s blatant disregard of taxpayer interests. He has:
- Bought his department a fleet of new vehicles in a time of budget cuts including a new $35,000 Chevy Suburban for himself.
- Refused to forgo any salary as every other state employee has been furloughed for six days and other constitutional officers have forfeited salary.
- Billed the state for a $359 per night hotel room for four nights in Lexington instead of returning to his home 28 miles away in Frankfort.
(We are less concerned about reports of billing hotel rooms for the State Fair in Louisville, an hour away from Frankfort. The State Fair is an 11-day, agriculture-centered event that is open from 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM with special events often beginning before 7:00 AM that would require the Ag Commissioner’s presence.)