State Senator Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) has been reappointed chairman of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee. Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey made the appointment during the General Assembly’s organizational session which concluded on Saturday. McNally has led the committee as chairman since 2007.
“I am very pleased to be reappointed to this role in our Finance Committee” said Sen. McNally. “This will be another challenging year for our budget and I look forward to working on solutions to the issues we face.”
The Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee holds the purse strings for all of state government with responsibility for hearing all measures dealing with the appropriation of state funds, as well as legislation pertaining to bonds, pensions, investments or indebtedness.
McNally, who is a pharmacist, will also continue to serve on the Health and Welfare Committee which hears legislation dealing with public or private hospitals, nursing homes, various health care professions, services for the mentally ill, developmentally disabled, and all aspects of public welfare. In addition, he will be a member of the Senate Rules Committee, the Fiscal Review Committee, the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations and the Council on Pensions and Insurance.
The General Assembly will take a brief recess until February 2 to make office assignments before they meet in a special session regarding Medicaid expansion.