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Patrick to seek $100.6m to manage state parks, forests, beaches

Budget would boost spending 8.3 percent over current year

By Peter J. Howe
Globe Staff / January 18, 2008

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Even as officials cut and scrimp to close a billion-dollar budget shortfall, Governor Deval Patrick will seek an 8.3 percent funding boost for the long-neglected state Department of Conservation and Recreation to increase staff and revitalize the 450,000 acres of state parks, forests, and beaches. (Full article: 442 words)

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