Linville looking better for budget chair
Collegue Joe Turner has the scoop at Political Buzz
. The short version of Joe's report is that Rep. Kelli Linville, who now heads the budget subcommittee on audits and government, may edge out the affable Rep. Hans Dunshee for chair of the House budget committee one of the most powerful positions in the Legislature.
For those of us who follow government performance trends, Linville is known as one of the faithful, along with Rep. Mark Miloscia.
Also of note among committee changes is the possibility of Rep. Jeannie Darneille, a foster care advocate, getting the lead on the House Human Services Committee, and Rep. Christopher Hurst, former police officer, taking over the crime and justice committee.SIDENOTE:
And to answer a question collegue Brad Shannon raised in his post on Republican leadership posisitons,
Sen. Dan Swecker says he did indeed leave the deputy caucus chairmanship under his own power, having nominated Sen. Cheryl Pflug as his replacement.UPDATE:
Maybe not so much on Darneille. Sounds like shes getting her own committee, but not Rep. Mary Lou Dickersons spot.