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Sen. Cindy Creem to Lead Senate Committee

Creem will head up the Senate's Post-Audit and Oversight Committee.

State Sen. Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) has been appointed to head up the Senate Post-Audit and Oversight Committee for the current legislative session.

“I am looking forward to this new opportunity to examine how well legislation is being implemented, to provide oversight of governance where needed, to investigate potential failings, and to explore where improvements are possible,” Creem said in a press release issued earlier this week.  

The Post-Audit Committee looks into state expenditures, customer protection issues and other areas that could provide added value to state and local government as well as Massachusetts residents, the press release said. 

Creem has served as co-chair of the Joint Committees on Criminal Justice, Revenue, and most recently the Judiciary Committee, the press release said.

“In these fiscally challenged times, with public spending coming under greater scrutiny – as it should -- we in government have a special fiduciary duty not only to manage the public’s money most efficiently and effectively, but also to seek out ways that government can help, protect, and inform the residents of the Commonwealth," Creem said in the statement.

Creem has represented Newton, Brookline and Wellesley since 1999. 

Below is the full press release from Sen. Creem's office:

SENATOR CREEM NAMED TO LEAD SENATE’S POST-AUDIT AND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE

(State House, Boston) State Senator Cynthia Stone Creem (D-Newton) has been appointed to chair the Senate Post-Audit Committee for the current 188th Legislative Session, which runs through 2014.  This committee may undertake studies or investigations into state expenditures, consumer protection issues, and other areas that may provide added value to state and local government and to the people of Massachusetts. 

“I am looking forward to this new opportunity to examine how well legislation is being implemented, to provide oversight of governance where needed, to investigate potential failings, and to explore where improvements are possible,” said Senator Creem. 

“I have served as chair of several committees addressing critical legislation during the past 7 sessions.  Now I will have the opportunity to address the implementation of policy, and to explore areas where there is room for significant improvement. 

“In these fiscally challenged times, with public spending coming under greater scrutiny – as it should -- we in government have a special fiduciary duty not only to manage the public’s money most efficiently and effectively, but also to seek out ways that government can help, protect, and inform the residents of the Commonwealth.”

Senator Creem has served as co-chair of the Joint Committees on Criminal Justice, Revenue, and most recently the Judiciary Committee for two terms.

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