Gov. Scott Walker says 'bold' consolidation coming to state government

MADISON (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker says he will be offering some "bold" proposal to consolidate departments in state government and eliminate positions.

Walker made the comments Wednesday when speaking to reporters at the governor's mansion.

Walker says his budget will include "bold things, potentially the consolidation of some departments and elimination of some positions."

He says offices that could be eliminated would be at the top levels in management to help make departments run more efficiently and be more accountable. He declined to give any details, saying he will spell it out in his state budget proposal coming early next year.

Walker says there will be savings, but "You're not talking about tens of millions."