Rep. Julia Howard stripped of position on the tax-policy committee and placed on Appropriations Committee

The current longest-serving member of the North Carolina House was stripped Tuesday of her chairmanship on the powerful House Finance Committee.

Speaker Tim Moore removed 17-term Rep. Julia Howard from the tax-policy committee and placed her on Appropriations Committee, according to a document from the House Clerk’s Office provided to The Associated Press. Moore’s initials affirming the change are on the paperwork.

Neither Howard nor Moore immediately responded Tuesday to phone calls or email messages seeking comment on what happened. But the two have been in an unusually public feud in recent days over tax legislation.

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Source: Associated Press – GARY D. ROBERTSON