Topeka Kansas' longtime budget director will be taking a job with a nonprofit health research group after a new governor takes office in January.
The Kansas Health Institute announced Monday that Duane Goossen will become its vice president for fiscal and health policy.
The institute said Goossen plans to remain as the state's budget director and its secretary of administration until the transition to a new governor is finished. Democratic Gov. Mark Parkinson is not running for the office this year.
Goossen has been budget director since 1997 and has served three governors. They are Bill Graves, a Republican, and Kathleen Sebelius and Parkinson, both Democrats. He's been secretary of administration as well since 2004.