Governor Deval Patrick is releasing an annual $32.3 billion spending plan this morning that would eliminate 400 positions in the executive branch, boost K-12 education spending, and close the Bay State Correctional Facility in Norfolk. “Under this budget, Massachusetts will create more jobs, further reduce the cost of health care, bring us closer to closing the achievement gap and build safer communities for our families,” Patrick said this morning in a statement. “I look forward to working with the Legislature to advance these strategies, because together we can build a stronger Commonwealth.”
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