State Representative Raymond Crews talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the House of Representatives committee assignments and how behind-the-scenes politics may have affected those appointments.

Republicans will hold chairmanships and majority positions on key monetary and tax panels, with budget committee members nearly split between backers of the two main candidates for speaker, eventual winner Clay Schexnayder’s and challenger Sherman Mack. However, Schexnayder backers have more influence over the tax committees.

Rep. Crews was named as part of the Appropriations Committee and explains the rather circuitous route to his appointment.

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