Gene Chandler: Correcting Knirk on Fiscal Committee misstatements
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On April 17, 2020, Rep. Jerry Knirk recently wrote an op-ed regarding COVID-19 stimulus funds and the Fiscal Committee and while I believe he believes what he wrote, there are a number of misstatements and conveniently left out items.
First, let us put to rest Rep. Knirk’s notion this is a bipartisan committee. The makeup of the committee is three Republicans and eight Democrats. I leave it to the readers to decide if that if a bipartisan committee. As a former Speaker of the House who appointed the House members to the Fiscal Committee, I can tell you that the Fiscal Committee is one of the most partisan committees in the legislature.