LANSING, Mich. (AP) -- Gov.-elect Rick Snyder has named former state budget director Duane Berger as acting director of the Michigan Department of Human Services.
The Republican who takes the reins of power Saturday also says Democratic state Rep. Dudley Spade and Brian Rooney will serve as deputy directors of the agency, which has a $7 billion annual budget.
Berger is from East Lansing and is a senior deputy director for department services for the Michigan Department of State. He's held state government posts since 1992 and was director of management and budget in 2001-03.
Spade is from Tipton and has chaired the House Appropriations subcommittee on human services. Rooney is from Dexter and serves as a lawyer and chief spokesman for the Thomas More Law Center.
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