(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), February 4, 2013 — State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has been re-elected by his colleagues to lead the General Assembly’s Fiscal Review Committee. Ketron was elected by acclamation at a meeting on Monday to serve as Chairman of the joint House and Senate committee, which serves as the watchdog for all state government spending.
Ketron has served as Chairman of the 17-member panel for the past four years. The bi-partisan Fiscal Review Committee conducts a continuing review of the financial operations of state government. It also reviews state contracts and is responsible for preparing and distributing the fiscal notes that show how proposed legislation would impact state and local governments financially.
“Thanks for the confidence you have placed in me,” Senator Ketron told the members of the committee after the election. “I appreciate the opportunity to serve again as Chairman of this committee and look forward to working with each of you to ensure we have accountability and transparency in state government finances.”
Also elected by acclamation is State Representative Mark White (R-Memphis) who will serve as Vice-Chairman of the Committee and Lucian Geise who will serve as Executive Director.