The pace of work in the House of Representatives increased this week as committees considered measures sent by the Senate. The House also began having conference committee meetings on the budget and I have been appointed by Speaker Joe Hackney as a negotiator for Natural and Economic Resources. These meetings will help shape the final budget the General Assembly will submit to Gov. Mike Easley.
In other business, the House took important steps this week in protecting our senior citizens, our homes, and considered important legislation moving us toward a more sustainable energy future.
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