Rep. Leonard earns pair of appointments

State Rep. Dan Leonard, R-Huntington, has been named chairman of the Local Government Finance Subcommittee of Ways and Means.

Leonard will also serve on the Judiciary Committee.

House Speaker Brian C. Bosma, R-Indianapolis, announced the committee assignments and leadership appointments for the Indiana House Republican Caucus on Wednesday, Dec. 5.

"I am honored to be selected to chair the Local Government Finance Subcommittee of Ways and Means," Leonard says. "I am committed to being a careful steward of Hoosiers' hard-earned tax dollars. Practicing fiscal discipline - at any level of government - helps Indiana continue on the path of growth and prosperity that has made our state the envy of the Midwest."

Committee chairmen and caucus leaders are selected biennially by the majority party after each election year. Standing committees are an integral part of the legislative process.  Committees with specific expertise receive public testimony and work out the details of proposed legislation before it is heard on the House floor.