NEWS FROM SEN. JIM McCUNE

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McCune bill would restore jobs to fired state employees McCune bill would restore jobs to fired state employees
Declares thousands have been ‘wrongfully terminated’ for vaccination status To read bill draft, click here. OLYMPIA – The nearly 2,000 state employees fired by Gov. Jay Inslee Oct. 18 for failing to submit to his order that all be vaccinated would get their jobs back under a bill prepared for...
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McCune calls for governor’s resignation after nearly 2,000 state employees are fired McCune calls for governor’s resignation after nearly 2,000 state employees are fired
Calls Inslee action a shocking abuse of power OLYMPIA – Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham, joined four Republican senators last week in calling for the resignation of Gov. Jay Inslee, following the firing of nearly 2,000 public employees who balked at his order that they be vaccinated for COVID-19. McCune calls...
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As thousands fired under Inslee decree, Senate Freedom Caucus calls on governor to resign As thousands fired under Inslee decree, Senate Freedom Caucus calls on governor to resign
Mass-termination event is last straw — senators cite failure of leadership Thousands of state employees get ax under Inslee vaccination mandate Follows nearly 600 days of autocratic decisions in ‘emergency’ that never ends Ferries on reduced schedule due to severe staffing shortage, other impacts expected Governor has ignored Legislature, shut...
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McCune tells insurance commissioner, apologize or resign McCune tells insurance commissioner, apologize or resign
To see letter, click here. OLYMPIA – State Sen. Jim McCune says Washington Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler should apologize or resign after issuing a statement likening Texas Republicans to the murderous Taliban thugs overrunning the nation of Afghanistan. Kreidler’s statement, issued at taxpayer expense last week, referred to Texas Republicans...
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Governor doubles down on government coercion with expansion of vaccine mandate, McCune says Governor doubles down on government coercion with expansion of vaccine mandate, McCune says
School, college employees join state workers, health care workers under governor’s new “get vaccinated or get fired” rule OLYMPIA – Sen. Jim McCune. R-Graham, released the following statement Wednesday after Gov. Jay Inslee extended his “get vaccinated or get fired” mandate to teachers, school staff and higher education employees. The...
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Lawmakers need to fix police bills pronto, says Sen. Jim McCune Lawmakers need to fix police bills pronto, says Sen. Jim McCune
Delayed capture of Pierce County murder suspect calls attention to new restrictions on police statewide OLYMPIA – The capture and arrest of a Pierce County murder suspect last week calls attention to the urgent need for a special session to fix new laws restricting police and sheriff’s departments statewide, says...
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