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The Boston Globe


State transport bill gets OK

State lawmakers approved a transportation bill Wednesday that would pump an average of $600 million in new revenue into the state’s financially perilous transport agencies over each of the next five years. However, Governor Deval Patrick, threatened to send back the legislation, saying the bill would not provide as much new revenue as it promises.

Patrick’s refusal to sign the bill could put the MBTA’s finances at risk as the July 1 deadline for the agency’s budget looms.

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