Sen. June Robinson, an Everett Democrat, was named Thursday as the new chair of the Senate Ways & Means Committee, the budget-writing panel responsible for developing tax policies and deciding how the state spends billions of dollars each year.

Robinson, the committee vice chair for the operating budget and revenue the last three sessions, was chosen in a morning meeting of the Senate Democratic Caucus. The full Senate will confirm the selection when it convenes in January for the 2024 session.