Lasee, Ripp to join Walker administration next week

GOP state Sen. Frank Lasee and Rep. Keith Ripp are joining the Walker administration next week, according to the guv's office.
The GOP lawmakers, who resigned their seats in the Legislature on Friday, will double their salaries.
Ripp, R-Lodi, will take over the No. 3 spot at the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection as the assistant deputy secretary. He was considered a possible candidate for the secretary's job before Gov. Scott Walker appointed former GOP Sen. Sheila Harsdorf to the post.
He will make about $105,000 in his new job, compared to a legislator's salary of $50,...

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