The Hill‘s Editor Hugo Gurdon sent a notice to reporters Wednesday morning saying Money Blog reporter Jay Heflin was departing. He surmised that Heflin got his new job, in part, because of his work at The Hill.
Jay Heflin is hanging up his notepad and taking a job on K Street — so he’ll be helping write tax policy rather than only writing about it. I’m sad to see him go but not at all surprised that his expertise on taxes and at the Capitol should have attracted attention from the stakeholder community. What caught their eye was his work in the paper and especially for the On The Money blog, which has become an indispensable read for anyone with an interest in tax policy, budget and appropriations, and financial regulation. I am so grateful for Jay’s contribution there. Along with the great work being done by Vicki Needham we will we will make sure the blog maintains and builds on its leadership in this field, and I will shortly be announcing hires to make good on that commitment. Thanks, Hugo