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Mass. gov: Cut jobs, spare local aid and education

Source: Yahoo News Posted By: Len W...3274 days ago

Gov. Deval Patrick said he plans to close Massachusetts' $600 million budget gap with a blend of cuts in state services and programs and up to 2,000 job cuts but none of the local aid and few of the school funding reductions many cities and towns warned would decimate local education and public safety.

In a somber address Thursday to the Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce, Patrick said he would immediately begin cutting $277 million in executive branch budgets he controls, including making....

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