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Shakeup in Massachusetts

Shakeup in Massachusetts

For the first time since the Massachusetts Gaming Commission was empaneled three and a half years ago, two members have resigned.

Commissioner James McHugh, a former state appeals court judge who came out of retirement upon the request of then-Governor Deval Patrick, will return to retirement in September.

Executive Director Rick Day resigned in July. Both said they want to spend more time with their families. Day will continue to be a consultant for the commission.

McHugh commented, “I think it is time to pick up my postponed retirement.”

State Attorney General Maura Healey will get to name McHugh’s successor. She commented, “Moving forward, we will conduct a thorough, deliberative process to select a highly qualified individual to serve as Judge McHugh’s successor.”

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