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Brownback’s budget director resigns

08/16/2013 9:30 AM

08/16/2013 9:52 AM

Kansas Governor Sam Brownback said on Friday that he had accepted the resignation of Budget Director Steve Anderson effective Aug. 31.

“I am grateful to Steve for his commitment to this state and his diligence as we returned fiscal solvency to Kansas,” Brownback said. “His hard work has helped set the state for Kansas to compete in a global economy.”

Anderson, a certified public accountant and managing partner of Anderson, Reichert and Anderson, LLC, was named budget director in December 2010 shortly after Brownback’s election.

“I have been honored to serve the state I love for the past three years,” Anderson said. “My family has supported me without question as I spent the majority of time away from them. It is time for me to be with my wife and our boys, and enjoy our time as a family.”

Brownback said Policy Director Jon Hummel will serve as interim budget director until the governor names a permanent replacement.

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