Bill aims to ban purchase, consumption of Russian products in Massachusetts

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A Massachusetts lawmaker wants the state to send a message to Russia over its invasion of Ukraine by banning the purchase and consumption of products made in Russia. He has submitted legislation to do just that, and it comes on the heels of New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu's order to pull Russian-made vodka off the shelves at state-run liquor stores, and similar executive orders from governors in a few other states.

State Representative Patrick Kearney, a Democrat representing the 4th Plymouth District, including Scituate and Marshfield, is the bill's sponsor and he joins us to talk about what a bill like this could mean for the state.

This segment aired on February 28, 2022.

Matt Ledin Freelance Newscast Producer
Matt Ledin is a freelance newscast producer for WBUR.


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