Area Rep. to Chair Appropriations Committee

It is one of the most powerful committees in the Texas State Government. And it is expected to be led by an area representative. 

Sources tell NewsChannel 10 tonight that State Representative Warren Chisum will be named Chair of the House Appropriations Committee.

That committee is in charge of setting the specific expenditures of money by the State of Texas.

Chisum was influential in helping pass the state's ban on same sex marriages in 2005.