John Hagler has been replaced as the director of agriculture but it is still unclear why.
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John Hagler has been replaced as the director of agriculture but it is still unclear why.

Date: October 11, 2013
By: Jessica Mensch
State Capitol Bureau

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While the agriculture department deals with the government shutdown, one important employee has been replaced.
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Wrap: The day after an email of resignation was sent from a top state employee citing a hostile work environment in the department, an announcement came out saying the Director would be replaced.

John Hagler's replacement was announced this morning in a press release that failed to mention why he would no longer be acting as director.

The Governor's office and Hagler's office have yet to comment on this change in staff.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jessica Mensch.

Intro: 
Amid the chaos of the government shut down, the Department of Agriculture is making an important change in their staff.
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Wrap: The announcement that Director John Hagler has been replaced came a day after an email of resignation was sent from a top state employee citing a hostile work environment in the department.

A press release sent out this morning failed to mention whether Hagler had been fired or if he'd resigned.

Hagler's office and the Governor's office have not returned phone calls asking about this unanticipated change in staff.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Jessica Mensch


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