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January 16-- Senator Blake Tillery of Vidalia has been named to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee and to serve on several influential committees for the 2019 Legislative Session by the Senate Committee on Assignments.

“I am humbled and excited about the opportunity to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee,” said Senator Tillery. “Passing a balanced budget is our body’s only constitutional obligation and arguably the most important as it controls everything from how much our teachers are paid, to which state properties gets a new roof. I hope that serving on this committee under the leadership of Senator Jack Hill from Reidsville will give me an opportunity to learn from one of the best teachers on what true fiscal responsibility looks like.”

In addition to serving as Vice Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Tillery will serve as Vice-Chairman of the Senate State Institutions and Properties Committee, and will serve as a member of the Judiciary, Assignments and Economic Development committees.

“The Senate Committee on Assignments put great thought into our Chair - and Vice Chair - assignments,” said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. “Vice Chairs hold an important position in the committee leadership structure and we have assembled an incredibly prepared group of leaders - including Senator Tillery - who are ready to get to work for our state.”

The first session of the 155th Georgia General Assembly convened on Monday  at the Georgia State Capitol.

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