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“I’m not happy because a lot of worthy projects that we wanted canada goose uk outlet to fund won’t get funding,” Mr. Cohen said. “I’ve always buy canada goose jacket cheap been transparent in what I sought, but now we will have to go through a whole different process to get grants for buy canada goose jacket programs.”

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“I can live with ‘no,’ ” Mr. Sweeney said. “But if you cheap canada goose uk tell me no, you can’t tell somebody else yes. I don’t agree with the governor’s blanket rejection of such projects. They are real needs and they aren’t Christmas canada goose uk black friday tree items.”

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