Commissioner of Administration Dana Badgerow has been a government efficiency superstar since joining the Pawlenty cabinet in 2004. That's why news of her impending departure was met Friday with genuine bipartisan regret at the Capitol. Badgerow chaired the governor's Drive to Excellence sub-cabinet, and has been a champion of employee-driven improvements in the way state agencies operate. 

Badgerow said she will leave state service on May 11 to become president and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Minnesota and North Dakota. She will leave government better than she found it.