A group of 57 local econ­o­mists has signed a letter backing Gov­ernor Deval Patrick’s revenue-​​raising plan to fund $1.9 bil­lion dol­lars’ worth of edu­ca­tion and trans­port upgrades.

This latest endorse­ment comes after the Governor’s pro­posals met with resis­tance last week from House Speaker Robert DeLeo, who called for a much more mod­erate rev­enue package.

Guest

Barry Blue­stone, director of the Kitty and Michael Dukakis Center for Urban and Regional Policy at North­eastern University.

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