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State takes aim at police details

Trims would save about $5m a year

Governor Deval Patrick and House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi embraced briefly at yesterday's press conference. It was the first time they have appeared together publicly since the speaker orchestrated a crushing defeat of the governor's casino proposal. Governor Deval Patrick and House Speaker Salvatore DiMasi embraced briefly at yesterday's press conference. It was the first time they have appeared together publicly since the speaker orchestrated a crushing defeat of the governor's casino proposal. (SUZANNE KREITER/GLOBE STAFF)
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / March 28, 2008

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The state's top leaders vowed yesterday to use their combined political might to take on powerful police unions by limiting construction details, a longstanding cash cow for police officers that critics for years have called a waste of taxpayer dollars. (Full article: 972 words)

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