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Wisc. Treasurer Targets Needless Costs, Including Own Job

Monday, 02 Feb 2015 10:18 AM

Wisconsin lawmaker Matt Adamczyk is a shining example of a Republican who hates government spending — and among the changes he hopes to make as the state’s newly elected treasurer is to fire himself.

Adamczyk has already axed two of his employees, telling The New York Times that they were a waste of taxpayers' money and their jobs were no longer useful to his department.

And he’s next on the chopping block.

"I’m a big believer in efficiency," said Adamczyk, 36, who vowed during his campaign to cut government waste and eliminate his own job. "I’ve always just thought that this office doesn’t really have any duties left."

To give himself the pink slip, the Wisconsin legislature would first have to approve a constitutional amendment, which cannot happen until 2017, although the proposal has already received widespread bipartisan support.

In the meantime, Adamczyk is irked by the fact that his position is basically a sinecure, the newspaper reported.

His department has transferred most its duties to other state agencies, including the Department of Revenue. However, his office does supervise an obscure agency called the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, the Times reported.

But Adamczyk is not just sitting around in his cramped basement office in the state's elaborate beaux-arts Capitol twiddling his thumbs. Instead he’s gone to work on saving the state hundreds of thousands of dollars by slashing waste wherever he comes across it.

He recently spent a day on the phone with Verizon trying to figure out why his office was being charged for more cellphone contracts that it has employees. And he even revealed that there was an unused "floater" iPhone that was costing his department $58 a month.

"You almost can’t make this stuff up," said Adamczyk, who has not revealed what job he would take up when he gets rid of his own.

He has another big cut in the works — he’s planning to return 25 percent of his $69,936 salary to the state.

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