Press Release: Rep. Hunt named to Revenue, Health Care Financing Committees

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                

CONTACT: Katie Babbin, 617-722-2396

February 4, 2019                                                                            

 Rep. Hunt named to Revenue, Health Care Financing Committees

 BOSTON – House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones, Jr. (R-North Reading) has appointed State Representative Randy Hunt (R-Sandwich) to two key legislative committees for the 2019-2020 session.

Hunt has been named as the Ranking Minority Member for both the Joint Committee on Revenue and the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing.  He has served on the Revenue Committee since 2013, and has been the Ranking Minority Member on Health Care Financing since 2017.

As a member of the Revenue Committee, Hunt will assist his colleagues in reviewing legislation pertaining to state tax revenues and federal financial assistance.  In his Health Care Financing role, he will help to evaluate legislation that has a fiscal impact on the state’s health care programs, including Medicaid, MassHealth, and the Uncompensated Care Pool.

“Randy’s financial background as a certified public accountant makes him a perfect fit for these two committees,” said Representative Jones.  “I am confident he will continue to bring valuable insight and fiscal expertise to both committees as they consider proposed changes to state tax and health care policies over the next two years.”

In addition to his legislative committee assignments, Hunt is also serving as the Minority Leader’s designee on the newly-created Tax Expenditure Commission.  The 12-member standing commission is responsible for evaluating the effectiveness and fiscal impact of state tax expenditures, and will be conducting an ongoing review of all tax expenditures at least once every five years moving forward.

Hunt represents the Fifth Barnstable District, which consists of the Town of Sandwich; Precincts 11 and 12 in Barnstable; Precincts 1, 2 and 7 in Bourne; and Precinct 9 in Plymouth.

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