By Chip Brownlee
Alabama Political Reporter
House Speaker Mac McCutcheon, R-Monrovia, has appointed State Rep. Corley Ellis, R-Columbiana, to the influential committee responsible for writing the Education Trust Fund budget, which appropriates more than $6 billion in funding for Alabama’s public schools and colleges.
Ellis will serve as the House Ways and Means Education Committee’s newest Republican member.
“Rep. Ellis possesses a deep commitment to public education and a keen businessman’s eye to the financial bottom line, the combination of which make him well-qualified to serve on the budget committee,” McCutcheon said in a statement. “I am confident he will render valuable service to the parents, students, educators, and administrators across the spectrum of Alabama’s public education system.”