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On Wednesday, Senate President Pro Tem Robert Mayer named 15 Senate Committee Chairmen who will be in charge of holding public hearings and drafting legislation. Two Senators from the Ozarks have been named chairmen. KSMU’s Mike Donnelly reports.
Republicans Chuck Purgason of Caulfield and Jack Goodman of Mt. Vernon will be chairing committees.
Purgason will be heading the Fiscal Oversight, Ways and Means Committee, while Goodman will be in charge of the Judiciary and Civil and Criminal Jurisprudence Committee.In naming these committees, Senator Mayer said, given this year’s tight budget, quote -- “much heavy lifting will be expected of these chairmen over a short amount of time.” – end quote.
For KSMU News, I'm Mike Donnelly.