FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's state treasurer's office could
be in for a permanent budget cut.
State lawmakers are considering a proposal to abolish the office
through a constitutional amendment. Bill sponsor Sen. Damon Thayer
says the state treasurer's office duties could be handled
Democratic Treasurer Todd Hollenbach says voters have proven
they want to keep the office intact.
Hollenbach points out his race in November against Republican
Melinda Wheeler centered on the issue. Wheeler vowed that if
elected she would push to eliminate the office.
The measure now heads to the full Senate for consideration.
The legislation is Senate Bill 14.
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