State budget director to retire in August

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JEFFERSON CITY • The state is losing a veteran number-cruncher this summer.

Linda Luebbering, the state’s budget director, announced Wednesday she will retire Aug. 6. Luebbering, 53, has served as Gov. Jay Nixon’s budget director since January 2009 and was Gov. Bob Holden’s budget director from 2001-2004.

A Jefferson City native, she worked for Missouri government for 19 years before leaving in 2004. She served as the fiscal management director for the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare from 2004-2009.

“A public servant who matches her unwavering integrity and intellect with patience and professionalism — Linda Luebbering has been an invaluable asset to this administration and to all people of Missouri,” Nixon said.

Her announcement comes one week before the 2016 budget year begins July 1. Revenues continue to be higher than last year’s as the state approaches the start of the budget year. In May, 2015 fiscal year to date revenues were up 7.5 percent — or $548 million — compared to 2014.

Dan Haug, currently the director of the Department of Mental Health’s Administrative Services Division, will serve as acting state budget director. He is 46.

照片说明: Missouri Budget Director Linda Luebbering shares a laugh with Gov. Jay Nixon when she was asked about working for different governors.

Credit Marshall Griffin | St. Louis Public Radio

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