MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin lawmaker is accusing state Treasurer Kurt Schuller of reneging on a promise to abolish the office.
Rep. Dean Kaufert, R-Neenah, asked leaders of the Legislature's finance committee Monday to reject Schuller's request to make four temporary workers whose tenure expires next summer into permanent employees post. Kaufert says the move runs counter to Schuller's campaign promise to eliminate the office.
Schuller's office released a statement saying making the positions permanent isn't an expansion. Schuller's spokeswoman says the employees were part of the office before Schuller took over and are putting in close to 40-hour weeks.
The statement also noted Schuller drafted a constitutional amendment to abolish the office. That measure died in the state Senate during the last session.
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