(NASHVILLE, TN), January 20, 2015— State Senator Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin) has been appointed to two key committees in the Tennessee State Senate, including the powerful House Finance, Ways and Means Committee which holds the purse strings for all of state government. Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey made the appointment as the General Assembly completed its organizational session for the 2014-2015 legislative sessions.
The Senate Finance Committee has the responsibility of considering all measures dealing with the appropriation of state funds and has oversight over legislation pertaining to bonds, pensions, investments or indebtedness.
Haile was also appointed to the Senate Education Committee which reviews all legislation regarding K-12 schools and higher education.
“I am pleased to be reappointed to the Senate Finance Committee which oversees all state government spending,” said Senator Haile. “I appreciate Lt. Governor Ramsey’s confidence in me and know that it will be a very challenging budget year. I am especially pleased to be appointed to the Education Committee. Tennessee is at a crossroads as we continue to work towards providing our students with a world class education. I look forward to working with my colleagues on this committee as improving education is key to Tennessee’s future.”
The General Assembly will take a brief recess until February 2 to make office assignments before convening in a special session regarding Governor Bill Haslam’s Insure Tennessee proposal.