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By Jess Macinko
News Editor 

Phone Town Hall


During last Tuesday’s telephone town hall, one caller asked, why “telephone?”

The answer, in so many words, was “for the convenience of legislators and the public alike.” Rep. Norm Johnson noted the 14th District is now the fourth largest in the state. “We just don’t have time during session to go to that many communities,” Johnson said. Rep. Gina McCabe observed that constituents scattered throughout the District probably appreciate the opportunity to call in, rather than drive to the meeting.

The hour-long event featured Sen. Curtis King and Reps. Johnson and McCabe, who fielded caller questions about issues under consideration in the current legislative session. The h...

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