Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Appointment as Chair of the legislative Regulations Review Committee.

Rep. Christopher Donovan, Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives, and Majority Leader Brendan Sharkey just announced today [PDF] that they have named me as the Chair of legislature's Regulations Review Committee.

This committee plays an important role in state government by providing public oversight of the rules and regulations that state departments and agencies issue. These regulations spell out the details of how state services and state laws affect the public and how state government is administered, so it is important to make sure that they are done right.

I am very pleased that Speaker Donovan is recognizing me as having the right abilities to ensure good, effective and efficient administration of state agencies as Chair of the Regulations Review Committee. There will be a lot of work to do in this important role, making sure state department rules and regulations work well for the people of our state, especially as we reorganize the state to provide better services while saving taxpayer money.

I am very humbled and honored by this important assignment, and I will work hard to do a good job. I thank Speaker Donovan and Majority Leader Sharkey for they trust in me.