Deb Heinrich leaving Malloy administration

Deb Heinrich is leaving her post as the Malloy administration’s liaision to the nonprofit providers of state services, a new job that the administration trumpeted as the first of its kind in the nation.

No word on why or if she has another job. The administration announced her departure today in a press release that says the post will be filled. The statement indicated she had agreed to originally take the job for one year.

Heinrich was a Democratic state representative from a Republican district who came out early for Malloy. Her departure comes as Malloy proposed a 1 percent increase in nonprofit reimbursements.

“The Governor truly values the state’s relationship with these organizations that are on the frontlines in getting programs and services to residents,” she said in the press release. “This relationship has been strengthened and broadened through our work this year. I am grateful for the opportunity to have continued my service to the people of Connecticut.”