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Patrick proposes new fee on criminals

Money would fund hiring of more police

City and town officials applauded during introductions yesterday at the Massachusetts Municipal Association meeting at the Hynes Convention Center, where Governor Deval Patrick said he would push for a modest increase in state aid to municipalities.
By Michael Levenson
Globe Staff / January 14, 2007

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Governor Deval Patrick said yesterday that he had come up with a way to pay for more police officers in Massachusetts: charge convicted criminals a fee. (Full article: 1136 words)

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