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Governor Patrick signs $32.5b state budget bill

Governor Deval Patrick signed a $32.5 billion budget into law Sunday afternoon, vetoing $32.1 million in spending and rejecting the Legislature’s efforts to keep open Taunton State Hospital.

“The fiscal environment remains challenging,” Patrick said at the budget signing. “We were able to do this by making some tough but necessary decisions and working hard to do more with less.”

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