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Candidate decries need for tax override vote in Harvard

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MARLBOROUGH — Middlesex-Worcester state senate candidate Steven Levy issued a statement today in response to the recent override in Harvard.

“The people of Harvard were forced to make a difficult decision this past week, because of the failures of Beacon Hill,” said Steven Levy, a Marlborough city councilor-at-large and accountant. “The cuts that have been made to local aid and our communities by our state Legislature are causing many of the hardworking people in towns like Harvard financial difficulty and our community services to suffer. We need to restore local aid and we need property tax relief, immediately.”

Levy is so far the only candidate to support legislation that would restore local aid funding and provide community relief.

“It is simply unacceptable for our state government to be flush with money and to be spending the way they are while our communities are suffering,” Levy said. “My number one priority is restoring local aid and providing property tax relief. As state senator, I will not rest until this issue is addressed immediately. I will make the difficult decisions and make the necessary cuts in our state budget to make funding our communities possible. Towns like Harvard should not have to consider cutting school and public safety budgets while our legislators refuse to accept accountability for their failures. It is time for us to send a wake up call to Beacon Hill and remind them of the difficulties our communities are facing.”

The Middlesex-Worcester State Senate District contains the towns of Marlborough, Acton, Ayer, Boxborough, Hudson, Harvard, Littleton, Maynard, Shirley, Southborough, Stow, Westborough, and portions of Northborough and Sudbury.

JOSEPH SHEEHAN

Campaign manager

www.StevenLevy.org.

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