WISCONSIN NEWS ROUNDUP: Treasurer candidates say returning people's property should return ot the office
Three of the four candidates for Wisconsin state treasurer say the task of returning people's unclaimed property should be returned to the treasurer's office. Lawmakers transferred that duty to the Revenue Department last year. Since then, media reports said a backlog of property claims rose by over 600-percent, to 78-hundred-25 as of yesterday. For years, returning property like uncashed tax refunds and forgotten bank accounts was the treasurer's most high-profile job.