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Highlights from the budget

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo’s $32.4 billion budget as approved on the House floor early Thursday morning would boost funding by $1.8 billion over the enacted 2012 budget and $1.3 billion over what was actually spent this year, after supplemental budgets were added. Inherent in that plan are increases for certain state services, with cuts to others. Here are a few of the highlights:


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■Local Aid/education would increase by $164 million.

■Housing programs, including homeless family assistance, would increase by $33 million.

■Services for the developmentally disabled would increase by $31.5 million.


■Private counsel compensation would be cut by $21.6 million.

■District Court budget would be cut by $4.6 million.

— Cynthia Needham

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