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House Republicans pick Saylor to chair Appropriations panel

House Republicans on Tuesday put a veteran lawmaker from York County at the head of the powerful Appropriations Committee, which plays a leading role in crafting Pennsylvania's annual state budget.

GOP state representatives voted behind closed doors to make Rep. Stan Saylor chairman of Appropriations, a spot that opened up with the retirement of Rep. Bill Adolph from Delaware County.

Saylor was first elected to represent a rural and suburban district in 1992. He has served as whip and most recently chaired the Education Committee.

House Majority Leader Dave Reed, R-Indiana, and House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny, retained their leadership spots unanimously.

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