One of Gov. Jay Nixon's cabinet officials resigned Monday after a rocky eight months on the job. Theo Keith has more from Jefferson City.
Wrap: State Economic Development Director Linda Martinez wrote to Gov. Nixon, saying she was sorry the two couldn't meet to reconcile their differences.
Nixon spokesperson Scott Holste didn't deny those words in the resignation letter.
But, when asked about the disagreements between Nixon and Martinez, Holste simply restated the governor's press release.
Description: KEITH: "What were the pressures on her to resign, that you know of?"
HOLSTE: "Well, the governor certainly appreciates the work that she's done over the past eight months."
Holste says Martinez will return to private law practice.
And that Deputy Director Katie Steele Danner will be the department's interim director.
From the State Capitol, Theo Keith, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.
|Intro:||The state's top Republican blasts Gov. Jay Nixon after one of Nixon's cabinet officials resigns. Theo Keith has more from Jefferson City.|
Wrap: State Economic Development Director Linda Martinez resigned Monday, just eight months into the job.
In her resignation letter, Martinez said she was sorry she and Nixon couldn't meet to discuss their differences.
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder pounced, throwing the blame on Nixon.
|Description: "Here we are, with blow after blow after blow to Missouri's economy, the unemployment rate has inched up close to 10 percent, and the governor will not meet with his own economic development director?"|
An apparent contradiction to Kinder and Martinez, Nixon spokesperson Scott Holste said the governor met with Martinez last Thursday, just days before she announced her resignation.
From the State Capitol, I'm Theo Keith, Newsradio 1120 KMOX.
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