APNewsBreak: DOT head resigns over daughter's job


HELENA — Gov. Brian Schweitzer confirmed Friday that his Department of Transportation director resigned after the governor's office learned the agency head's daughter was given a DOT job.

DOT director Jim Lynch resigned Thursday, but no reason was given for the departure. The agency's legal chief was quickly named the new director.

The departure was a surprise to many, since Lynch and Schweitzer had often worked closely on issues and the governor had even recently appointed Lynch to the newly formed oil spill council.

The governor was fond of praising Lynch for quickly showing up to th...

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