News Summary April 24, 2019
Today's Main Story: Massachusetts Lobster Processing Bill Temporarily Killed Again by House of Representatives
Since 2016, when the Massachusetts Senate unanimously passed a bill that would allow for the processing of lobster in Massachusetts, and the sale of lobster parts, such as raw tails, the state has been unable to modernize the law due to opposition in the House of Representatives. The latest set back came after Gloucester Rep. Bruce Tarr, also the Minority leader in the Senate tied the popular lobster bill to the 2018 supplemental budget. During the House and Senate Conference, it was hoped the conferees would keep the bill, and it would then pass into law. Once again, the House stripped the lobster bill from the package.
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