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Patrick pressures lawmakers on taxes, transportation spending

House leaders worked Monday afternoon to firm up the votes they would need to override Governor Deval Patrick’s threatened veto of a major transportation and taxes bill that the governor believes does not go far enough to increase taxes and spending.

House officials backed off earlier predictions that they expected to narrowly exceed the necessary number of votes needed to turn back the governor. A one- or two-vote margin that officials cited earlier Monday was, by mid-afternoon, more fluid, the officials said.

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