Massachusetts House Speaker: ‘Everything and anything’ on table in transportation debate

Opening the door for a near-term debate over transportation and transportation financing on Beacon Hill, House Speaker Robert DeLeo told the Massachusetts business community Tuesday morning that he is open to tax hikes or just about any other prescription to address the state’s critical needs — but he first wants to know what businesses will support.

Speaking at a Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce breakfast, DeLeo said congestion on the roads and unreliable service on public transportation is a problem that “impacts every employee and every business” in Massachusetts. He said he wants the business community to weigh in on what policies it could get behind.