The four have released a letter saying the Department of Transportation is operating a “hollow process” that collaborates too much with tavern owners and the alcohol industry.
Walker said he didn't appoint the task force.
“This is really a working group that was set before I was governor,” said Walker. “But I would stress that if I was one of those task force members, if I had a concern, I would contact either the secretary or the governor. They didn’t (do) either. They just put a statement out.”
One of the panel members that stepped down, Maureen Busalacchi, said she tried to contact Gottlieb, but was referred to the DOT’s director of safety programs.
Gottlieb is now offering to meet with the four. He contends that the state Tavern League did not have undue or excessive influence on the drunk driving task force