Governor Deval Patrick says he will cut executive branch spending by $225 million because of a decline in revenues due to the national economic slowdown. Patrick said at a State House news conference this afternoon that the cuts will reduce or eliminate a number of new investments across a range of government services, according to a series of tweets from the governor’s office. He said that while the state’s unemployment rate is below the national averge, the state has nonetheless felt the impact of the slowdown and the state is reducing its revenue estimate for the current fiscal year by $540 million.
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