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State Senate unveils $33.9b budget

Budget tempers Patrick’s transportation and education push

State Senate leaders unveiled a $33.92 billion annual budget Wednesday that boosts spending on services for the ­elderly and special education, but falls well short of Governor ­Deval Patrick’s plan to provide universal access to child care and broadly expand the state’s aging transportation network.

Overall, the Senate plan would increase spending by 4.4 percent. Patrick’s plan would hike spending by 6.9 percent.

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