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Lawmakers will soon approve a much-debated bill to finance the state's ailing transportation system. (Stephan Savoia/AP)
Lawmakers will soon approve a much-debated bill to finance the state's ailing transportation system. (Stephan Savoia/AP)

This week, after much debate and discord on Beacon Hill between Governor Deval Patrick and state legislators, lawmakers are set to approve a final version of a bill to fund the state's transportation system. The legislation would provide hundreds of millions of dollars to fix roads and bridges and expand public transportation. But it's a long way from the ambitious plan Governor Patrick laid out in January.

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Fred Bever, WBUR Reporter.

Andy Bagley, Director of Research and Public Affairs at the Massachusetts Taxpayers Foundation.

This segment aired on July 22, 2013.

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