(NASHVILLE, TN), January 26, 2015 — State Senator Steven Dickerson (R-Nashville) has been appointed to three key committees in the Tennessee State Senate, including the powerful Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee which holds the purse strings for all of state government. Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey made the appointment recently during the organizational session of the 109th General Assembly.
The Senate Finance Committee has the responsibility of considering all measures dealing with the appropriation of state funds and has oversight regarding legislation pertaining to bonds, pensions, investments or indebtedness.
Dickerson was also appointed 1st Vice-Chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee and as a member of the Senate Education Committee. The Education Committee which reviews all legislation regarding K-12 schools and higher education. The State and Local Government Committee is responsible for matters pertaining state and local governments in general, including utility districts, employees, ordinances, boundary lines, veterans affairs, penal and correctional institutions, liquor sales; and election laws.
“I am pleased to be reappointed to the Senate Finance Committee,” said Senator Dickerson. “The state budget is at the center of much of our deliberations. This will be another tough budget year and I look forward to working with my colleagues to find solutions to the challenges we face.”
“I look forward to serving as Vice-Chairman of the State and Local Government Committee which deals with many areas of interest to my constituents, including state employees and veterans,” added Dickerson. “I also look forward to serving on the Education Committee again this year,” he added. “We have lot of important bills that will be coming before us and nothing is more important to the future of Tennessee than education.”
The General Assembly will take a brief recess until February 2 to make office assignments before convening the special session regarding Insure Tennessee.