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DeLeo backs ‘smaller’ transportation bill

Says fixing T budget a top priority

House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo this morning said he will push for a “smaller package” of transportation funding than the expansive proposal floated by Governor Deval Patrick, saying it’s a top priority to provide an influx of revenue to the MBTA and regional transit authorities.

“We have some issues we have to address,” DeLeo said, adding later that he hopes to prevent MBTA fare increases. “The T debt has to be addressed.”

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