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Local legislators named to key committees

By Staff
Staff reports
Madison County Record
Alabama legislators that represent the city of Madison were recently appointed to key committees in the Alabama House and Senate.
Sen. Tom Butler, a long-time senator from Madison, was named to the following committees: garniture; banking and insurance; education budget; government affairs; and small business and economic development.
Sen. Tommy Ed Roberts of Hartselle will serve on: business and labor; constitution, campaign finance, and electronics; government affairs; industrial development and recruitment; and the rules committee.
State Rep. Mike Balland, a former state trooper and a retired agent with the Alabama Bureau of Investigation, will serve on the public safety committee; county and municipal government, and will serve in a leadership role on the newly created homeland security subcommittee.
State Rep. Ray Garner was able to land a position on the Education and Finance Appropriations Committee. Garner, an administrator with The University of Alabama in Huntsville, has also served as a trustee for several Madison County schools. He will have a voice in the state's $4 billion annual education budget.
Garner was also appointed to the interim joint budget committee as well as the Travel and Tourism Committee.

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