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Patrick to cut local aid by $128m

Will be state's biggest midyear reduction ever

''We have tough choices among miserable options,'' Governor Deval Patrick (with Mayor Thomas M. Menino) said yesterday as he announced plans to cut local aid. ''We have tough choices among miserable options,'' Governor Deval Patrick (with Mayor Thomas M. Menino) said yesterday as he announced plans to cut local aid. (David L. Ryan/Globe Staff)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / January 24, 2009

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Governor Deval Patrick said yesterday that he will slice local aid by $128 million, and will propose expanding the total cut to $375 million in the next fiscal year, reductions that local officials said will force them to close public schools, curtail library hours, and lay off teachers, police, and firefighters. (Full article: 1125 words)

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