State Medicaid Director Resigns

State Medicaid Director Michael Heifetz resigned on Wednesday after just over a year in the role. Gov. Scott Walker has moved Heather Smith, his former deputy chief of staff for budget, legislative, and intergovernmental affairs, to the position, effective Jan. 8.

Before his position as Medicaid director, Heifetz served as state budget director and was a lobbyist with Dean Health Systems. Heifetz plans to move to the private sector following his resignation.