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By Lou Marzeles

Legislators talk on issues at town hall


Lou Marzeles

TALKING‚ÄąPOINTS: Sen. Curtis King (left), Rep. Gina McCabe, and Rep. Norm Johnson answered questions at Tuesday's town hall meeting in Goldendale.

Some 75 people filled chairs at the Goldendale Grange last Tuesday, Aug. 25, to hear from District 14 legislators Sen. Curtis King, Rep. Gina McCabe, and Rep. Norm Johnson.

Moderated by Len Crawford, the meeting moved through a combination of written questions and queries from the floor. Many questions focused on the difference in voting between McCabe and her Republican seat mates.

"I made a promise during my campaign," McCabe said of her vote against the budget. "I promised not to increase taxes, and I had issues with funding of Planned Parenthood."

King and Johnson stood by their yes votes. "I make no excuses for my vote," Johnson said, "and I make no apology." He said the benefits of...

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