Tuesday, December 16, 2008

AZ House committees announced, LD29 does well

Arizona State Capitol.

PHOENIX -- House Speaker-elect Kirk Adams (R-Mesa) has announced committee assignments for the 49th Legislature.

I'm pleased to have been picked to serve on two important and influential committees: Water and Energy, chaired by Lucy Mason (R-Prescott), and Military Affairs and Public Safety, chaired by Jerry Weiers (R-Glendale).

I will work cooperatively on these committees and in the House to solve problems, help people and build bridges for positive change.

My seatmate Matt Heinz will serve on Appropriations, and Public Employees, Retirement and Entitlement Reform.

In the Senate, Linda Lopez of LD29 has been elected the Democratic whip as part of the leadership team.

The people of district 29 across Tucson's downtown, south and southeast sides will be well represented.

More good news for LD29 is the recent election of Laura Elias de la Torre as our new Chairwoman.


Zelph said...

Daniel, do you have any idea what the newly formed Public Employees, Retirement and Entitlement Reform committee pertains to? It sounds somewhat ominous, as if the retirement accounts of state employees are being regarded as entitlements that need reform.

DRP said...

Zelph -- It is too early to say what this committee may do, but it should be watched carefully.