State Senator Newman Will Chair Transportation Committee 25 Nov 16

ST. PAUL – Republican State Sen. Scott Newman of Hutchinson will assume the chairmanship of the Senate Committee on Transportation when the legislature reconvenes in January.

The Senate Republican Caucus announced the decision on Tuesday morning as committee structure and rosters were unveiled.

Sen. Newman served as the ranking minority member on the Transportation Committee during the previous session.

As the chair of the Transportation Committee, Sen. Newman says he aims to prioritize the much-needed reconstruction of many roads and bridges all throughout the state of Minnesota as well as tackling other important issues like Real ID.

The legislature will reconvene on January 3rd and, for the first time since 2012, Republicans will be in control of both the House and the Senate.