State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Harriman, has been appointed chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee, a key legislative appointment.
Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey made the appointment late last week as the State Senate wound up a week of organizational tasks.
“Sen. Yager has vast experience in state and local government matters,” said Ramsey of the senator, who served for 24 years as Roane County executive and mayor from 1982-2006.