Legislative auditor to retire
Legislative Auditor Steve Theriot, whose office reviews the financial books of state and local government agencies, will retire Nov. 20.
Theriot's top assistant, Daryl Purpera, will work as the interim legislative auditor until lawmakers choose a permanent replacement.
Theriot, a certified public accountant, was picked by lawmakers for the auditor's post in 2004.
He was a state lawmaker from 1988 until 1996.