State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk (uh dom'chick) has again told lawmakers to eliminate his office.
A state Assembly panel held a public hearing Wednesday on a proposed constitutional amendment which would need a second approval by both houses this session, and then by the voters in a statewide referendum. Former Senate Republican Alan Lasee (luh say') tried for years to get rid of both the treasurer's and secretary of state's offices -- but instead of going that route, lawmakers transferred virtually all major duties of both to other agencies, leaving Adamczyk and Secretary of State Doug La Follette with little to do. Adamczyk's only major duty the past couple years has been to serve on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands -- and he told lawmakers Wednesday that his job is a "waste of taxpayer money." La Follette, the only remaining Democrat among the state's five constitutional officers, is still fighting to keep his job.