Senate leader Phil Berger has named fellow Republican Sens. Pete Brunstetter, Neal Hunt, and Harry Brown to co-chair the Senate’s budget-writing Appropriations Committee in the new General Assembly.

From Berger’s office:

“Sen. Brunstetter and Sen. Hunt, with strong support from Majority Leader Brown, played a vital role in crafting a bipartisan two-year budget that cut taxes, reduced spending, and reformed public education – while closing a $2.5 billion deficit,” said Berger.  “With their leadership, we will continue to fund the state’s key priorities while keeping our fiscal house in order.”