GOP treasurer candidate admits mistake over how his proposal to combine treasurer, comptroller jobs would go on ballot

Republican state treasurer candidate James Dodge acknowledged Thursday he was mistaken over how a hallmark of his campaign — a proposed constitutional amendment to combine the offices of treasurer and comptroller — would go before voters.

Dodge’s admission to a reporter came after he, Democratic Treasurer Mike Frerichs and Libertarian candidate Michael Leheney appeared before an endorsement session of the Chicago Tribune editorial board leading up to the Nov. 6 election.

During the session, Frerichs also said he has not spoken to Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner since the two were inaugurated in 2015.

Dodge and Frerichs both support combining the offices of treasurer and comptroller in a move that could save an estimated $12 million. Such a move would require a state constitutional amendment, approved by three-fifths of the members of the state House and Senate, to be submitted to voters for ratification.

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August 30, 2018 at 05:15PM

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