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Former Rep. Dollar joins speaker’s staff

January 11th, 2019

— Former state Rep. Nelson Dollar, R-Wake, has joined House Speaker Tim Moore’s staff as a senior policy adviser.

The former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, Dollar will make $117,495 a year, an upgrade from the roughly $14,000 a year state legislators make in addition to per diems and expense reimbursements.

Dollar has been heavily involved in a number of complex issues at the statehouse, including budget negotiations and the state’s ongoing Medicaid reform efforts. He is a political and media consultant by trade.

“The Speaker’s office is fortunate to add the expertise of a former senior appropriations chairman whose budgets produced record savings reserves and revenue surpluses while implementing tax relief, historic accomplishments that are driving North Carolina’s current economic momentum,” Moore spokesman Joseph Kyzer said in an email.

Dollar lost his seat by 884 votes last November to Democrat Julie von Haefen, the former president of the Wake County PTA. Von Haefen took her seat, representing parts of Cary, Apex and southern Wake County this month, and the legislature began its new session Wednesday.

Article source: https://www.wral.com/former-rep-dollar-joins-speaker-s-staff/18117778/

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