Governor Deval Patrick this afternoon signed a $32.5 billion budget into law, vetoing $32.1 million in spending including a controversial decision to reject the Legislature’s efforts to keep open 45 beds at Taunton State Hospital while the need for pyschiatric resources was being analyzed. “The fiscal environment remains challenging,” Patrick said. “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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