Columbus - 
State Senator Bill Coley (R- Liberty Township) announced today that he has been named chairman of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee by Senate President Tom Niehaus (R- New Richmond). The Government Oversight and Reform Committee deals with legislation and policy that seeks to promote increased accountability, transparency and reform in all aspects of state government. "I am honored to have been asked by President Niehaus to serve as chairman of the Government Oversight Committee, as reforming state government has been a top priority of the Senate throughout this General Assembly," Coley said. "I look forward to working with my colleagues as we seek to promote accountability and efficiency at all levels of government." In addition, Coley has also been appointed to the Energy and Public Utilities Committee and the Financial Institutions Committee, and will retain his seat on the Education Committee. These changes are part of a broader overhaul of the Senate Committee structure by President Niehaus in order to better reflect the interest and experience of all Senate members.
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