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Indiana's top state budget official finds new job

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The top state budget official under Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has decided to move into an executive position with Indiana University Health when the governor's term ends in January.

Adam Horst has been director of the Office of Management and Budget since early this year after being a top official in the state budget office since 2007.

Horst will become vice president and controller at Indianapolis-based IU Health. Horst told The Indianapolis Star that the position will be his first time working in the health-care field.

IU Health's chief financial officer is Ryan Kitchell, who held the same state position as Horst before leaving in 2010.

The Journal Gazette reported that the state ethics commission on Thursday advised Horst to avoid matters involving IU Health while still running the budget agency.

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  • Who said sense was common
    Generous CON approvals? Pretty sure that has been around since 1999. Also, all IU Health hospitals are not-profit. As for not paying taxes and sending patients to Wishard...proof? Maybe stop making things up.
  • Who said sense was Common
    Generous CON approvals? Don't think those have been around since 1999, none of the IU Health hospitals are for profit institutions. Not paying taxes? Sending patients to Wishard? Proof? Maybe stop making stuff up
  • Shocker
    Add William stephan, former Goldsmith deputy mayor, who was the first political hire, now VP at IU.
  • Culture of Corruption From Top Down
    noname is absolutely correct. Even Indiana Inspector General David Thomas who charged with enforcing the ethics laws wants to work for IU Health, even though he has ethics investigations pending with this organization. http://blogs.indystar.com/starwatch/2012/09/11/indiana-inspector-general-seeks-job-at-iu-health/
  • What is the problem?
    Clearly this is a payoff for hundreds of millions of dollars in government bond financing, generous hospital "certification of need" approvals, & no regulatory oversight of regulatory rules insuring they fulfill their not profit mission of serving the needy by sending them to government funded Wishard to save money while laundering profits through a web of new for profit hospitals without paying taxes. This administration shameful ethics are highlighted by the Governor blatantly violating them himself with Purdue.
  • shocker
    Ryan Kitchell, Ron Stiver, Neil Pickett, before this guy...among others. None had healthcare experience, but worked for Mitch. Not knocking them...but when a leading community NFP becomes a high-paying waystation for members of one political party, that's a problem.
  • I See...
    Once again the mere mention of Mitch Daniels causes a bunch of looney leftists to come out of the woodwork in the comment section. If Gregg were governor and one of his appointees left for a private post, not a peep would be heard.
  • shocker
    He joins the rest of Mitch's senior staff...no healthcare experience, no problem! None seem to be going to St. V, Community, etc...wonder why?
  • aaaah yes...
    the revolving door of crony capitalist RepubliCons continues to spin as they enrich themselves at taxpayer expense...they HATE governing but LOVE taking OUR $$$$!
  • What's the problem?
    What's the problem? He's going to a local non-profit that needs all the help it can get with changes in federal healthcare policy.
    • Critics say state ethics panel too lenient
      The people entrusted to enforce our ethics laws are failing us. Our judicial watchdogs are asleep or don't care. http://www.ibj.com/critics-say-state-ethics-panel-too-lenient/PARAMS/article/23125

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