Now here's an idea: A Wisconsin state senator has proposed saving the state money by getting rid of the lieutenant governor and secretary of state positions.

State Sen. Alan Lasee, a Republican, said the positions are a waste of money, according to the Associated Press.

"In this economic climate, it is not fiscally prudent to continue wasting taxpayer resources on offices that serve no purpose," LaSee said.

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Needless to say, Wisconsin Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton, a Democrat, wasn't impressed. "Lawton wishes Senator Lasee would focus more of his energy on job creation," Ben Nuckels, Lawton's chief of staff, said in a statement.

Wisconsin's secretary of state is also a Democrat.

jeremy.jacobs@thehill.com