Nealey chosen as voting member of state economic council

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State Rep. Terry Nealey, R-Dayton, has been appointed as a voting member of the Washington State Economic and Revenue Forecast Council. The appointment was announced today.

Created in 1984, the council is charged with preparing the official optimistic and pessimistic state economic revenue forecasts. It consists of two members appointed by the governor and four members from the Legislature.

The council produces 17 publications a year, which are used as a baseline by the Legislature to determine revenue when crafting the state’s biennial operating budget.

Nealey was nominated to the post by state House Republican Leader Rep. Richard DeBolt, R-Chehalis.

Nealey replaces Rep. Ed Orcutt, R-Kalama, who served on the council since 2005, but was recently appointed as the ranking Republican to the House Transportation Committee.

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