"Our goal is to maximize our transparency," said Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills, the committee's co-chairwoman. "We're going to know what the dollars are going for. I think it's a tremendous step in the right direction."
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Republicans have embraced him, at least initially; Darling issued a statement shortly after Cross got the job calling him an "excellent choice."
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