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Top budget aide to Indiana governor steps down

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Gov. Mitch Daniels' top budget official is stepping down after being part of the Indiana governor's administration since he took office seven years ago.

Daniels' office announced Monday that Christopher Ruhl would leave his position as director of the Office of Management and Budget on Jan. 20. He'll become chief financial officer at Ivy Tech Community College.

State Budget Agency director Adam Horst will take over the OMB position while keeping his budget director responsibilities.

Daniels said in a statement that Ruhl has been an effective advocate for Indiana taxpayers and that he's grateful for his time in state government.

Ruhl was OMB's policy director and general counsel for two years before becoming budget agency director in 2007 and then OMB director in 2010.

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  • Mr Ruhl was an important part of the state's success
    Mr Ruhl was a great leader in state government. He should be credited with much of the state's financial success. His appointment as CFO of Ivy Tech was earned, not given. CFO is not a cushy position. It's a very tough technical position that requires the sort of skills that Mr. Ruhl has.
  • See No Evil, Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil
    Where is the Indiana Inspector General?

    Code of Ethics
    http://www.in.gov/ig/2409.htm
  • Found Money?
    Wasn't Christopher Ruhl the State OMB Director that Lost $320 Million of Indiana Corporate Tax Revenue?
  • What about that 1 Year Cooling Off Period?
    No wonder Scott Storms laughed at the Indiana State Ethics Commission when they waived Mitch Daniels one year cooling off period for executive branch employees when he joined Duke.

    Christopher Ruhl just follows a long list of senior executive branch employees who clearly join a firm that benefits from their state work within that one year "restricted" window.

    Just look at Chris's OMB predecessor Ryan Kitchel who joined Clarian (IU Health) after approving significant bonding funding and other industry friendly policies.

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