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Scaling back treasurer's office up for vote

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Legislature's budget-writing committee is scheduled to vote on Gov. Scott Walker's plan to dramatically scale back duties of the state treasurer's office.

The Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee on Tuesday plans to vote on whether to agree with Walker's proposal that would leave the treasurer in charge or only unclaimed property.

Current Treasurer Kurt Schuller campaigned on the issue of eliminating the office, but has since come out against Walker's plan.  The Republican Schuller says his office's duties should not be shifted elsewhere until the office itself is eliminated.  He is supporting a proposal to do that, but it faces a long approval process since it requires amending the constitution.

Online Reporter:  Cami Mountain

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