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By Lou Marzeles

McCabe moves on veterans bill and Erin's Law


Rep. Gina McCabe (R-Goldendale) spoke for the first time on the floor of the Washington Legislature yesterday, in support of her veterans’ employment bill. Young veterans, 18- to 25-year-olds, have an astonishing 21 percent unemployment rate. McCabe’s bill seeks to redress that.

The bill would lead to businesses employing at least one veteran in their workplace.

“A legislator attached an amendment to the bill,” McCabe says. “I thought there was a protocol to the process, but anyone can just add on an amendment.” The amendment would have added to the state’s budget by supplying funds to help defray perceived costs involved, but that notion has since been retired.

McCabe says...

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