17Jan VanWoerkom Appointed Chair of Agriculture Budget Committee Legislator to serve on House Appropriations CommitteeState Rep. Greg VanWoerkom has been appointed to serve on the Michigan House Appropriations Committee. He will serve as chair of the Agriculture and Rural Development Subcommittee.The House Appropriations Committee is responsible for helping determine the state government budget and ongoing supplemental budget appropriations. Frequently, the committee also considers legislation that is key to state budget implementation or public policy with significant budgetary expenditures.VanWoerkom will also serve as a member of the appropriations subcommittees on Military, Veterans Affairs and State Police, General Government, and Health and Human Services.“The decisions on how best to use taxpayer’s hard-earned dollars for the betterment of our state and communities is one of the greatest responsibilities we have as state legislators,” said VanWoerkom, of Norton Shores. “I am honored by the trust placed in me to be a part of this effort and lead on agriculture and rural development issues.”The freshman lawmaker says his main focus will be to improve government efficiency and balance the budget while investing to ensure Michigan is strategically positioned for generations to come.VanWoerkom’s office can be reached at (517) 373-3436 or [email protected]### Categories: VanWoerkom News
France Télévisions group news chief Terry Thullier will replace Philippe Vilamitjana at France 2, while children’s chief Tiphaine de Raguenel will be one of two execs now running France 4.Local reports say Vilamitjana was ousted after his new season scheduled failed to gain traction, leading to this week’s changes. Thullier will remain as news chief along with his new role at the audience-shedding channel.De Raguenel, currently heading up France Télévisions’ children content along with Pierre Siracusa, will lead France 4 as programming director along with multiplatform specialist Boris Razon, who will be editorial director.France 4 will partially rebrand into a youth-skewing network in the new year.