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State’s ag fairs get big funding boost as McCune bill is signed into law State’s ag fairs get big funding boost as McCune bill is signed into law
OLYMPIA – Funding for the state’s county, local and regional fairs will double as a result of a bill sponsored by Sen. McCune, R-Graham, signed into law Monday. Senate Bill 5362 will increase the state’s annual allocation for agricultural fairs to $4 million a year by 2026. State funding for...
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Income tax sweeps Senate Freedom Caucus ‘Galloping Gertie’ Awards Income tax sweeps Senate Freedom Caucus ‘Galloping Gertie’ Awards
Awards ceremony honors ‘epic fails’ of 2021 legislative session OLYMPIA – The new income tax passed by majority Democrats in the Washington Legislature earned top honors in the first annual Galloping Gertie Awards, presented by the Senate Freedom Caucus to honor the biggest fails of the 2021 legislative session. The...
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Big new taxes, public safety risks provide disappointing finish to 2021 session, McCune says Big new taxes, public safety risks provide disappointing finish to 2021 session, McCune says
Bright spots include funding for Frontier Park in Graham, Yelm senior center repairs and Prairie Line Trail To see Sen. McCune’s floor speech on the Blake bill, click here. OLYMPIA – A new state income tax, an urban agenda that weakens law enforcement and puts public safety at risk, and...
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Democrats’ agenda tough on cops, soft on crime, McCune says Democrats’ agenda tough on cops, soft on crime, McCune says
Public safety put at risk OLYMPIA – Sweeping law enforcement legislation pushed by majority Democrats in the Washington Legislature this year gets tough on police, but not on crime, says Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham. “The political agenda being pursued this year by legislative Democrats puts the people of Washington at...
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Governor’s decision to reimpose COVID restrictions in Pierce County is arbitrary, baffling, McCune says Governor’s decision to reimpose COVID restrictions in Pierce County is arbitrary, baffling, McCune says
OLYMPIA – Gov. Inslee’s decision to reimpose COVID restrictions in Pierce County and two other Washington counties is a backward move that will have a devastating effect on businesses and working families, says Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham. “Gov. Inslee keeps changing the rules and calls it science,” McCune said. “The...
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2021 legislative session: Police reform, taxes and parental rights
2021 legislative session: Police reform, taxes and parental rights
Dear Neighbor, As we pass the home stretch of the 2021 legislative session, I wanted to thank you for the honor of representing you in the Washington State Senate. 2020 was an extremely difficult year for all of us and the fact that you have entrusted me to be your...
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