State Treasurer Job Would Be Eliminated Under Assembly Plan


The office of state treasurer would be eliminated in Wisconsin under a proposed constitutional amendment that cleared the state Assembly Tuesday night.

Rep. Michael Schraa, R-Oshkosh, says the treasurer’s duties have been so scaled back over the years that it’s no longer a meaningful position.

“Right now, the only responsibility that is left in the treasurer’s office is to serve on the Board of Commissioner of Public Lands. It requires two 15-minute phone calls,” Schraa said.

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The plan has a long road ahead: It still needs approval in the state Senate, and would need to be approved again by the next session of the Legislature. After that, voters would have to approve the amendment, and even then, Schraa said, it would not take effect until 2019.