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Patrick rejects pension increase

Benefit could have cost state billions

SEEKING A BALANCE The governor had been largely supportive of the pension boosts but also wanted a plan that would be more affordable for the state. SEEKING A BALANCE The governor had been largely supportive of the pension boosts but also wanted a plan that would be more affordable for the state.
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / August 12, 2008

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Governor Deval Patrick last week quietly vetoed a pension increase for retired teachers and state workers that would have boosted benefits by $120 per year, a major stand for a governor to take against unions that helped elect him. (Full article: 723 words)

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