Senate Committee Approves Michael Mazzei For Budget Secretary

Monday, May 13th 2019, 5:59 pm
By: Aaron Brilbeck

After a contentious meeting Wednesday, a Senate committee voted unanimously to support the confirmation of the governor's pick for budget secretary. 

Last Wednesday, Budget Secretary nominee Michael Mazzei was verbally body slammed by a senate committee. Monday, the voted unanimously to back him.

The governor ran from News 9 to avoid questions about transparency. On Monday, a more subdued Senate Appropriations Committee asked Mazzei specifics about education spending.

Mazzei assured the Senate committee, the governor was not blocking them from getting information and that this was just a big misunderstanding.

The full Senate will now decide whether to confirm Mazzei.