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State lawmakers pressured for school aid

Posted by Ralph Ranalli March 28, 2007 07:05 AM


For all its traffic headaches and other issues, commercial development in Natick has always had a silver lining: it has helped the town avoid overrides.

But now, like municipalities across the state, Natick is putting the pressure on state lawmakers for more aid to fund rising school costs, reporter Lisa Wangsness reports in today's City & Region section.

Representative David Paul Linsky said town officials figured out a way to avoid a $1.9 million override vote this year, but expect to face a $4 million to $5 million budget gap and an override vote next year. It's a very unusual situation, he said.

"It's finally catching up with us," Linsky said.

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