LeMahieu removes Darling from budget committee leadership

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu has removed long-time budget committee co-chair Alberta Darling from her leadership post on the panel.

LeMahieu announced Wednesday that he has appointed Sen. Howard Marklein as co-chair.

LeMahieu said in a statement that Marklein's background as an accountant will help the committee navigate a difficult 2021-23 state budget.

Darling has served as co-chair of the committee since 2011.

Her spokesman didn't immediately return messages Wednesday.

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