Gov. Matt Blunt earlier this month elevated state budget director Larry Schepker to serve as the commissioner of the Missouri Office of Administration following incumbent commissioner Mike Keathley’s death from cancer.

Schepker has held the title of budget director since February 2005. Keathley suffered from colon and lymphatic cancer. The Office of Administration includes the state’s budget division and its division of accounting, which manages state debt. A new budget director has not yet been named.

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