Revenue Commissioner Ward Einess announced today that he’s leaving his post on 12/3 – one month before Governor Pawlenty’s term is scheduled to end. Einess will set up his own government affairs practice.
He’s the second top budget person in the Pawlenty Administration to announce his departure in the first week of December. Minnesota Management and Budget Commissioner Tom Hanson is leaving his post on 12/2 to become a lobbyist.
The next Revenue forecast is scheduled for 12/2.
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Tom Scheck has covered politics and state government for more than ten years for MPR News. He’s covered several gubernatorial campaigns, two statewide recounts, the presidential bids of Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, U.S. Senate races, close Congressional contests and the Minnesota Legislature. He lives in Falcon Heights with his wife, son and dog. He can sometimes be found chasing a white ball on a golf course. It isn’t a straight walk. Tips are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org