Cedar Rapids Gazette: Iowa’s budget chief will retire Jan. 31 after 38 years in state government, Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced today. Dave Roederer has led the Iowa Department of Management, the state’s planning, finance and accountability center, since 2011. In that role, he served as chairman for the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference, charged with predicting the state’s fiscal future. He has also served in senior state positions in public safety, criminal and juvenile justice, commerce, the governor’s office, and Iowa State University.