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June 19, 2014

Amesbury council passes $57M budget

Officials urge residents to lobby legislators on state mandates

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McMilleon also said that he hopes to see special education funding become a priority, state-wide.

“It’s not only about getting the state to fund the mandates that they put out, but ultimately the (state) had a record revenue year,” McMilleon said. “I want to say that some $1.7 billion additional monies came in and I certainly think that a large portion of that should go to the localities to help with the special education costs. That’s just one level where I think the state has to get a handle on their priorities and start reflecting that in their budget.”

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