State Rep. Mark Honadel has again been named chairman of the Assembly Committee on Energy and Utilities.
Honadel has served on the committee since 2003, his first year in the Assembly, and was also chairman in the last Legislative session.
"Last session I served as the chair of the committee, which was instrumental in passing monumental reforms to modernize our state's telecommunications laws," Honadel said in a statement. "Streamlining our state regulations removed barriers that drove up costs and stood in the way of job-creating investments in new technologies.
"I look forward to continuing to take on the important issues of the committee by focusing on competition and job creation, as well as the overall needs and priorities of our state’s energy, utilities, and telecommunications services so that businesses and consumers can thrive in Wisconsin's economy."
Honadel was re-elected in November with 60 percent of the vote. His Assembly district encompasses Oak Creek, South Milwaukee and a small portion of Franklin.