the state, admitting that closing the offices won't save much money.
However, closing offices in rural areas of the state denies rural
residents access to state services. The primary purpose of state
government is to serve residents. These closings are purely political
theater. The new Treasurer can now go on record as having "closed
facilities to save taxpayer dollars." If you have to reduce staff, cut
staff in urban offices, while keeping the few rural offices open.