State Rep. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, has been appointed chairman of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight Committee.
The committee holds hearings to monitor spending programs in the state budget.
“I am very honored to have been named as the Chairman of the Budget and Fiscal Affairs Oversight Committee,” Hawkins said in a statement. “I wish to thank Speaker Ralston, House Leadership, and the Committee on Assignments for the appointment. I look forward to serving Georgians in this new role.”