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Walker appointee called into question resigns


MADISON (WKOW) -- He's been promoted, demoted and now 27-year-old Brian Deschane has quit his state job.

Deschane had been appointed to an $81,500 job in Gov. Scott Walker's administration.  The appointment drew accusations of cronyism.  That's because Deschane is the son of longtime Wisconsin Builders Association lobbyist Jerry Deschane.  The group's political arm donated $29,000 to Walker and his running mate during the 2010 campaign.

Walker demoted Brian Deschane Tuesday to the post he was originally appointed to that pays $65,000 a year with the Department of Regulation and Licensing.

Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie confirmed Thursday that Brian Deschane resigned Wednesday.

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