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Wisconsin state auditor Mueller retiring

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Longtime Wisconsin state Auditor Jan Mueller is retiring next month.

Her retirement was announced Tuesday by the co-chairs of the Legislature's Audit Committee.

The 57-year-old Mueller is widely respected for leading the nonpartisan Audit Bureau the past 13 years. She has 35 years' experience in state government and was Wisconsin's first female state auditor.

Audit Committee Co-Chair Sen. Robert Cowles (COALS) of Green Bay says he has nothing but the highest respect for Mueller and the work of her office.

Democratic Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca says Mueller is the epitome of professionalism and objectivity and has been a tireless advocate for good government.

Mueller says she plans to use her retirement to spend more time with her friends and family.

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