Sen. McNally reappointed Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee

January 22, 2009

Sen. McNally reappointed Chairman of the Senate Finance
Committee

(NASHVILLE, TN), January 22, 2009 — State Senator Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) has been reappointed Chairman of the powerful Senate Finance Committee, which holds the purse strings for all of state government.  The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as the 106th General Assembly organized the business of the 2009-2010.

“Senator McNally’s extensive experience leading the Senate Finance Committee will be a huge asset for us as we face a tough budget year,” said Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey.  “I have tremendous confidence in his ability to take on this challenge.”

 “I appreciate the confidence that Lt. Governor Ramsey has placed in me to serve as chairman of this committee again.” said Sen. McNally.  “We have many challenges ahead of us with our state budget due to revenue shortfalls.  However, I am confident that we can work together to balance our budget and meet the needs of Tennesseans as we weather this economic storm.”

The Finance Committee is responsible for all measures relating to the budget, taxes, and the issuance of bonds.  McNally was also appointed as a member of the General Welfare, Health and Human Services Committee.  That committee is responsible for public or private hospitals; health offices and their administration; institutions and services for the mentally retarded; all health care institutions and facilities; nursing homes; various health care professions, and all aspects of public welfare.  In addition, Senator McNally was appointed to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Rules Committee.

            Now that the organization is completed, the General Assembly has adjourned until February 9, when Governor Phil Bredesen will present his budget.

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