I am serving on two committees of reference during the 2017 legislative session.
On the Finance Committee, we discuss proposed legislation related to public finance and the state’s tax structure, and we oversee PERA, the Department of Revenue, the State Treasury, and the Governor’s Office of State Budgeting and Planning. Learn more here.
On the Health, Insurance, and Environment committee, we discuss proposed legislation related to state health programs, health insurance, and environmental health, and we oversee the Department of Public Health and Environment, the Health Benefit Exchange, the Division of Insurance, and the Division of Professions and Occupations related to health care. Learn more here.
In addition to my regular “committees of reference,” I also serve on the Health Insurance Exchange Oversight Committee and the Tobacco Grant Program Review Committee. I also serve as co-chair of the Public Investment Caucus where we discuss a variety of issues related to tax policy and the way we invest tax revenue in priorities like public schools, roads and bridges, affordable housing, and more.
During the 2017 interim, I am also serving on the Opioid and Other Substance Use Disorders Interim Study Committee.