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One Step Back: Women Lose Legislative Power On Beacon Hill

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Massachusetts State House in Boston (credit: AP)

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BOSTON (CBS)- The number of women in the  Massachusetts Legislature is headed downward in 2011.

In January, 36 women will be seated in the House, down from the current 40, and the Senate will lose one of ts 12 female members.

This will bring the number of women on Bacon Hill to its lowest level since 1998.

    WBZ’s Ed Walsh speaks with Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh.

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