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DiMasi warns localities to brace for 10% aid cut

Leaders hunting revenue sources

'I don't think there's a lot of good news on the horizon.' - Governor Deval Patrick , on the likelihood of cuts being made in state aid to cities and towns in 2009 "I don't think there's a lot of good news on the horizon." - Governor Deval Patrick, on the likelihood of cuts being made in state aid to cities and towns in 2009
By Matt Viser
Globe Staff / December 9, 2008

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House Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi said yesterday that Massachusetts cities and towns should brace for cuts of up to 10 percent in state aid next year, an ominous sign that the pain of the nation's economic crisis is still just taking hold and could result in layoffs of police, firefighters, and teachers in local communities. (Full article: 1221 words)

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