Wis. Assembly to vote on abolishing treasurer

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The Wisconsin Assembly is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a proposal to eliminate the state treasurer position.

Rep. Michael Schraa, an Oshkosh Republican, introduced the constitutional amendment that would make Wisconsin one of five states that has a different office doing the treasurer's work.

Wisconsin has for six years taken duties away from the office now held by Republican Kurt Schuller. He campaigned on eliminating the position, but said the Legislature should stop trying if it doesn't pass the amendment this session.

Constitutional amendments must pass two consecutive legislative sessions and a voter referendum. The state can't eliminate the position once someone is elected this November, making the earliest the treasurer could be abolished is January 2019.

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