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January 16, 2014

Fishing aid gets landslide approval

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Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, also a Democratic candidate for governor, applauded “the bipartisan federal appropriations plan worked out by Congress” and thanked the House for voting to authorize “critical funding to provide support for the hard-hit fishing communities in our Commonwealth.”

Coakley, whose office is suing NOAA in U.S. District Court in Boston for its management of the fishing disaster and its inattention to the economic implications of its management decisions on fishing communities, urged the Senate to follow suit and pass the appropriation.

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