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Ex-Pennsylvania lawmaker to lead Corbett's welfare agency

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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) -- A former Pennsylvania state lawmaker was named Friday to run the massive Department of Public Welfare after two years of missteps, embarrassments and federal scrutiny over why tens of thousands of children disappeared from Medicaid rolls. Bev Mackereth will be the department's acting secretary, Gov. Tom Corbett said. She will succeed Gary Alexander, a Rhode Island...

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