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

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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