Cullen rejoins Senate caucus
MADISON – Sen. Tim Cullen will lead two new state Senate committees as part of an agreement he reached Friday with Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller.
Miller announced at a Capitol press conference that Cullen will be chairman of a committee on small business and venture capital and a special committee on mining.
Cullen also will replace the current vice chairman of the Senate Committee on Health, Revenue, Tax Fairness and Insurance, and Cullen will join the Transportation Projects Commission.
The agreement includes Cullen’s return to the Senate Democratic Caucus.
Cullen left the caucus on Tuesday, saying Miller had declined to appoint Cullen to any significant position. Cullen said he took Miller’s inaction as an insult. Cullen said Tuesday that he would decide later whether to remain a Democrat or become an independent.
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