Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Augusta – Senator James Hamper (R-Oxford) will continue to serve as a member on the Legislature’s budget writing committee, Appropriations and Financial Affairs, for the 129th Maine State Legislature. He previously served as Chair.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to continue serving on the Appropriations Committee,” said Sen. Hamper. “Although the work is often challenging, spending decisions made by this committee impact all Mainers in some way. I look forward to working with my colleagues to set priorities and advocate for restraint when it comes to spending Maine taxpayer’s money.”
The Committee on Appropriations and Financial Affairs has jurisdiction over General Fund appropriations and general fiscal policy. Its responsibilities also include federal funds allocations, special revenue and block grant allocations, the Budget Stabilization Fund, bond issues, financial evaluation of agencies of state government and the Maine Public Employees Retirement System (MainePERS).
Senator Hamper represents Maine Senate District 19 which includes communities in Cumberland and Oxford Counties.