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Amendment would eliminate state treasurer

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MADISON (AP) -- The Assembly is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a constitutional amendment that could make Wisconsin one of five states that do not have a treasurer.

Plans to abolish the secretary of state also have support in the Republican-controlled Legislature, but Republican Representative Michael Schraa of Oshkosh says he wants to address the positions separately.

Lawmakers have tried for six consecutive years to have the two offices taken off the books.  This year, Schraa is sponsoring a constitutional amendment that would begin the process of eliminating only the treasurer.

Voters have final say on removing positions from the state constitution.  Schraa's proposal must pass two consecutive legislative sessions and a referendum before the positions could be eliminated.  The earliest would be January 2019.

Click here to learn more about the Wisconsin State Treasurer's Office.

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