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Rep. Buck-Taylor appointed to Results First Policy Oversight Committee

August 1, 2013

HARTFORD – House Republican Leader Larry Cafero on Wednesday appointed State Representative Cecilia Buck-Taylor to the Results First Policy Oversight Committee, citing her talents and expertise as the reasons for being the best legislator for the job.

The Minority Leader’s office publicly announced the appointment Thursday, making Representative Buck-Taylor, R-New Milford, the first member of the House Republican Caucus to ever fill this role.

“I’m humbled and grateful that House Minority Leader Cafero would appoint me to serve our caucus in this way,” said Representative Buck-Taylor, who also serves on the General Assembly’s Environment, Finance and Judiciary committees. “I am looking forward to working on this committee with colleagues from different agencies and throughout the legislature to develop cost- and time-efficient programs in state government. We need to make our state government more proficient, and I’m ready to get to work.”

The Results First Policy Oversight Committee is mandated by Public Act 247, which was signed by the governor on June 19, with the goal of streamlining policies and programs in the state. The committee is designed to develop and implement plans through the Pew-MacArthur Results First cost-benefit analysis model, delivering a report to the governor’s office and the legislature annually.

Representative Buck-Taylor joins the 14-member committee with lawmakers from each Senate and House caucus, the state comptroller’s office, legal advisers, children and education officials, and members of the business community.

“I hope that your service in this position will be challenging and satisfying,” House Republican Leader Cafero (R-142) wrote to Representative Buck-Taylor. “I know that the talents and expertise you bring to it will be of great value and service to our state and its citizens.”