After months of so-called “political attacks” from fellow legislators, Madison County Treasurer Kurt Prenzler is sounding off on a new plan to set up a committee to oversee future investments made by the county. The Finance Committee approved a plan introduced by County Board Chairman Alan Dunstan earlier this week to bring in an outside firm to work with Prenzler, a move the treasurer calls “unusual”.

He says his strategy to focus on short-term investments has helped increase the county’s portfolio since he took office.

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Prenzler says his job is to do what is in the best interests of the taxpayers, not to build up a “war chest”. He also says that he remains open-minded but has not seen any official proposal from Dunstan or the committee.

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