Saylor Wins Battle for Appropriations Chair
State Representative Stan Saylor will be the next Chair of the Appropriations Committee.
That’s according to Ryan Briggs of City and State, who is reporting that the York lawmaker won the battle for the most powerful gavel in Harrisburg.
Rep. Saylor was running against Scott Petri of Bucks County. Since retiring Chair Bill Adolph hails from Delaware County, this became a proxy battle between the more moderate Southeast Republicans and the party members in the rest of the commonwealth.
With such large majorities, it’s likely that the GOP no longer feels the need to pacify their moderate wing.
Additionally, despite a few challenges, there were no major changes in either party’s House leadership.