With the prison population at an all-time high, the state needs the space at Tamms and Dwight, says state Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
Now, the governor is asking everyone to cut 9 percent from their budgets.
The Republican’s office says taxpayers aren’t footing the bill for his trip, which runs through September 2.
The state treasurer wants to get rid of $1.5 billion in assets, and he hopes using the State Fair will move things along.
The current vault, is full of things like gold bars, jewelry, coins, stamps, even Mickey Mantle baseball cards.
Treasurer Dan Rutherford has eliminated half of his office’s vehicle fleet and cut nearly three quarters of office cell phones.