Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick yesterday filed a $28.16 billion fiscal 2009 budget, with educational programs and local aid initiatives receiving the bulk of a projected 3.5% increase in spending over fiscal 2008.

Along with the $28.16 billion operating plan, the governor released his $2.19 billion capital budget for fiscal 2009. Over the past few months, Patrick has filed six different five-year and 10-year bond bills totalling $10.5 billion to fund his capital strategy.

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