Senate Clears Proposed Amendment To Abolish Treasurer's Office

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Senate has approved a
proposed constitutional amendment to abolish the state treasurer's
office.

State senators voted 23-12 in favor of the proposal, which would
also make the offices of attorney general and state auditor
nonpartisan positions in state government.

Republican Sen. Damon Thayer of Georgetown says the state
treasurer's office has become obsolete, and its duties could be
handled elsewhere in state government.

Opponents, however, say the office provides a needed check in
the Democratic process.

The measure heads to the House for consideration.


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  • by c Location: fkt on Mar 23, 2008 at 12:33 PM
    I for one am dead set against this amendment & hope others will join me in voting against it come November! They want to take the voice of the people away. It's one more step to becoming a communist country instead of a democracy! Next, they will want to appoint the governor & lawmakers instead of electing them! I say vote NO to this amendment!
  • by diane Location: Mt. Sterling on Mar 2, 2008 at 04:48 PM
    How else will the government be able to spend taxpayer money with no accountability.
  • by Bill on Feb 28, 2008 at 05:12 AM
    Well the Boss Hoggs will love this.They don't want a rep. of the people counting our money.It could cramp thier style.

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