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Taylor appointed to key state committee

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YAKIMA, Wash. -- State Rep. David Taylor, R-Moxee, has been appointed as top Republican on the House State Government and Tribal Affairs Committee.

Taylor begins his new assignment on Monday, as the Legislative convenes for a scheduled 105-day session.

The committee looks at issues relating to the processes of government, including elections, public disclosure, state agency rule-making and public employment.

Taylor was originally named to the panel after his appointment to the 15th District House seat in 2009.

The panel also oversees regulation and oversight of liquor, tobacco and gambling, and issues relating to veterans and government-to-government relationship of the state and Indian tribes.

"I appreciate the confidence our caucus leaders have in my abilities, and am pleased to have been selected for this challenging opportunity," Taylor said in a statement. "The position of ranking member will allow me a more active leadership role on the committee, and I'm looking forward to it."

Taylor also will serve on the newly named House Environment Committee, the Labor and Workforce Development Committee, and the General Government Appropriations Committee.