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State Welfare Names New Head Official After Critical Reports

Massachusetts State House

The state welfare agency has officially named its new commissioner in the wake of a scandal in which payments to dead people were rendered.

The Boston Herald reports Stacey Monahan has been named the new commissioner of the Department of Transitional Assistance. She had been an interim commissioner since Daniel Curley resigned in February after an Inspector General report cited broad overpayments. The February report said fraudulent welfare payments have cost taxpayers $ 25 million per year.

Auditor Suzanne Bump released a report in May which says the agency has paid benefits to 1,164 people who received benefits after they had died, according to WCVB.com.

Monahan has served as the executive director of the Massachusetts Democratic Party and is the former chief of staff for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services.

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - June 12, 2013 at 8:33 pm

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Gov. Patrick Names William “Mo” Cowan Interim Senator

William "Mo" Cowan

With Tuesday’s official nomination of U.S. Senator John Kerry to the post of Secretary of State, the field is opening up with folks vying for Kerry’s seat in his unexpired term in the U.S. Senate. But before that even happens an interim senator has to be named.

On Wednesday, Governor Deval Patrick announced his former chief of staff William “Mo” Cowan will be the interim senator and will serve until a new senator is elected in the June 25 special election. Patch reported in December that Cowan, a Stoughton resident, would be stepping down this month and returning to the private sector.

Besides being Patrick’s former chief of staff, Cowan also served as chief legal counsel to Governor Patrick, having served in the Patrick-Murray Administration since 2009. He earned his law degree from Northeastern University.

“I am proud and delighted to appoint Mo Cowan as interim U.S. Senator from Massachusetts,” said Governor Patrick in a statement Wednesday. “Mo’s service on the front lines in our efforts to manage through the worst economy in 80 years and build a better, stronger Commonwealth for the next generation has earned him the respect and admiration of people throughout government. The people of the Commonwealth have benefited from his wisdom and good judgment during his time in our office, and will again in the Senate.” read more

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Posted by Massachusetts Legal Resources - February 3, 2011 at 1:29 pm

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