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By Lou Marzeles

McCabe: School bus seatbelts bill may get creative funding


When the issue seems unusually challenging, Rep. Gina McCabe (Rep.-Goldendale) has a reliable tool to help her decide how to vote.

“It just comes down to ethics,” she says, “and we just take the heat on the other side if we need to. I ask, ‘How am I going to feel tomorrow morning when I wake up after this vote? Is it who I am, is it my character, is it my word?’ And I vote that way.”

Sounds simple enough. But there’s a reason why the stereotypical image of politicians ranks in most people’s minds just a shade above used car salesmen: politicians really are incredibly petty an incredible amount of the time. Including in Olympia. Stories could be told. Compared to many in th...

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