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News for February 22, 2011

Herdshare Bill Needs Support in Massachusetts

The bill presented by Massachusetts State House member, William Smitty Pignatelli to make herdshare/cowshare legal as a CSA model in Massachusetts seems to be losing steam even before it has been assigned a bill number or hearing date.

Brigitte Ruthman’s attempts to gain information from Smitty’s very able assistants have resulted in “wait until it gets assigned to a committee”. And yet, the word back from a reporter who called her from the Berkshire Record is that Senator Ben Downing isn’t inspired by the measure because he has received no communication from constituents wanting to support it.

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