JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The head of the Mississippi Department of Revenue is leaving after four years in that job.
Herb Frierson says Wednesday that he retired as revenue commissioner when the state budget year ended Tuesday.
Republican Gov. Tate Reeves will nominate a new commissioner.
That person will need to be confirmed by the Senate.
Frierson had a 42-year government career, including more than 25 years as a state lawmaker.
He was one of the top budget writers in the House.
As revenue commissioner, Frierson was in a small group of experts who estimated how much money the state might have available to spend.