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Officials await cuts in local aid

Governor Deval Patrick’s proposal to impose a midyear cut in local aid is drawing grumbles from local officials, but so far, few cries of alarm.

Patrick announced last week that he will seek approval from the Legislature to cut unrestricted general aid to cities and towns by 1 percent, or $9 million. The cut is part of a plan to erase a projected $540 million deficit for the current fiscal year that has resulted from lower than projected tax collections.

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