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DeLeo calls for scaled back transit plan

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo will advocate for a significantly smaller transportation finance plan than the one proposed by Governor Deval Patrick, according to a speech he plans to give to business leaders Thursday morning.

In a copy of the planned remarks, DeLeo delivers the clearest indication yet of how Patrick’s ambitious transportation proposal — which includes an average of $1 billion a year or more in taxes and fees — has been received by influential state lawmakers.

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