| PATRICK TO RESTORE ROMNEY'S '9C' CUTS IN THEIR ENTIRETY: All of the money, over $380 million, trimmed from the state budget by Gov. Mitt Romney will go back in, Gov. -elect Deval Patrick's top budget aide said today. Leslie Kirwan, the incoming secretary of administration and finance, said would unilaterally restore the "full amount" of the money Romney unilaterally cut. Romney initially slashed $425 million, but restored some of it after seeing a surge in state revenue collections. Patrick, who is vacationing in South Africa this week, said in a press release, "Slightly higher-than-expected revenue in November and December is sufficient to sustain my decision to restore those November 9C reductions not already restored by Governor Romney."
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