New Governor, new committee assignment
I am pleased (Cheshire cat smile) that Speaker Ralston,Chairman Powell, and the Committee on Assignments have appointed me Chair of the Ways & Means Committee. The Ways & Means Committee is the chief tax-writing committee and in as much as taxes prompted my initial interest in public service, I look forward to putting the interests of Georgia’s hardworking taxpayers first in this new role. I also will be joining the MARTOC committee as well as serve as an Ex-Officio member of Appropriations. I will maintain my membership on the Budget and Fiscal Affairs, Regulated Industries, Rules, and Transportation Committees. I’m gonna be very busy serving you, but that’s exactly what I asked for and that’s what I love doing. Thank you again.