Posted on December 26, 2018 by admin
HARTFORD – State Representative Jason Perillo will take on a new role in the upcoming legislative session, which begins on January 9th. Perillo will serve as the Ranking Member (Leading Republican) of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee.
The Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee oversees the nominations of Commissioners, the Governor’s Budget Director, Workers’ Compensation Commissioners and hundreds of appointed positions in state government. Every Commissioner from the Department of Motor Vehicles to the Department of Transportation will have to come before Perillo’s Committee to interview for their position.
Rep. Perillo said that with a new Governor taking office next year, the stakes are very high. “We have a new Governor with new priorities. Those priorities and the bureaucrats he’s appointing to make them happen must be vetted aggressively. This is not a time for softball questions and mutual pats on the back.”
“We need to make sure we have qualified individuals running State Departments,” explained Rep. Perillo. “I will work with my colleagues on the committee to ask tough questions on behalf of the taxpayers to ensure that the Commissioners that will fill very important roles will be equipped to handle the job.”
In addition, Rep. Perillo will serve on the Finance, Revenue, and Bonding Committee and the Government Administration and Elections Committee. Rep. Perillo can be reached at 860-240-8700 or Jason.Perillo@housegop.ct.gov.