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Wis. treasurer moves to cut his position


Wis. treasurer moves to cut his position

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's treasurer has drafted a bill that would eliminate both his own position and the office of the secretary of state.

Treasurer Kurt Schuller (SHOO'-ler) said Wednesday the joint resolution would amend the state Constitution to cut both offices by 2015. If either office is eliminated, the elected officer's seat on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands would be filled by the lieutenant governor. If both offices are cut, the superintendent of public instruction would fill the remaining seat.

If the Legislature approves the measure in two consecutive sessions, voters could provide final approval through separate statewide referendums. Voters could choose to eliminate one office but not the other.

Current Secretary of State Doug La Follette has said his office serves important state functions and shouldn't be cut.

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