On Beacon Hill: Polito warns local officials of legal marijuana impact on state aid

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Polito warns local officials of legal marijuana impact on state aid

State funding for schools and local aid could take a hit if voters approve a marijuana legalization ballot question in November, Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito said last week as she implored local officials to join the opposition to Question 4.

Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito

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Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito

After hearing concerns from local officials who comprise the Local Government Advisory Commission, Polito said municipal government officials and the Massachusetts Municipal Association can help the opposition because “this association reaches far and wide.”

“The message today as we all leave here is to do our homework in terms of educating your friends, your neighbors, your coworkers, your constituency groups, about what this question would mean for Massachusetts and why we need to work in an election when there is a higher turnout of voters to educate and inform the voters as to why they should vote no on Question 4,” she said.

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