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The Boston Globe


Governor Patrick’s transportation plan faces vote

State House leaders said Monday that the Legislature will take up Governor Deval Patrick’s plan for increased transportation spending next week, continuing the ongoing battle on Beacon Hill over how much to raise taxes to support increased infrastructure investments.

Last week, Patrick rejected the Legislature’s transportation financing measure, which included an increase in the gas tax, along with other higher taxes. He countered with his own proposal to further increase the gas tax in 2017 if certain Massachusetts Turnpike tolls expire as scheduled, saying it is necessary to have a replacement source of revenue if the tolls are removed.

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