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Governor Deval Patrick | Fact check

Big Dig overruns kept quiet

By Noah Bierman
Globe Staff / September 22, 2010

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The claim: Governor Deval Patrick, a Democrat, said in last night’s debate that in 1995, Republican Charles D. Baker “became the chief budget watchdog’’ under then-governor William F. Weld, the same period when “the coverup’’ of Big Dig cost overruns began, with costs secretly rising from $7 billion to $14 billion. Baker countered that the project was $11 billion when ... (Full article: 235 words)

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