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February 07, 2024

Senators denounce bill to raise property taxes – vote expected Thursday

OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate is poised to approve a bill Thursday that would allow the annual growth in property taxes to triple, flouting the will of Washington voters who approved a cap on property taxes in 2001. Republican senators say they plan to raise stiff opposition when the bill comes to the floor –...
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January 11, 2024

McCune’s pot-shop protection bill would address wave of violent crime at Washington cannabis retailers

State Sen. Jim McCune says it’s past time for the Legislature to address one of the more blatant signs of the escalating lawlessness in Washington: the growing epidemic of costly and even deadly crimes at marijuana retailers. The Pierce County lawmaker has introduced a measure intended to protect the state’s 1,000-plus cannabis retailers, which have...
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October 02, 2023

SPECIAL ALERT: Inslee’s Pain in the Gas

Gas prices are up 32% since Legislative Democrats and Governor Inslee enacted new taxes this year. While the rest of the country has seen gas prices come down in recent months, Washington drivers have seen the cost of gas skyrocket. According to AAA, our state’s $5.12 per gallon is $1.29 per gallon higher than the national average...
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July 23, 2023

Washington state becomes national leader – in overdose deaths

Legislature’s two-year experiment with weak, unenforceable laws against hard drugs brings death across the state, say members of Senate Freedom Caucus OLYMPIA – Washington state has become a national leader in drug-overdose deaths, according to new figures from the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta, and senators say credit goes to the Washington Legislature and...
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March 08, 2023

McCune’s votes ‘no’ on ‘inadequate’ police pursuit bill

Pierce County lawmaker says majority Democrats failed the public by rejecting sensible amendments Today, state Sen. Jim McCune voted against a compromise police-pursuit bill, after Democrats rejected three amendments the senator says would have added teeth to the bill and restored a measure of law and order to the state’s streets and highways. “What is...
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February 15, 2023

McCune’s ‘Truth in Salmon Labeling’ bill receives hearing

Common-sense proposal would protect consumers by making it illegal to mislabel salmon sold to the public On Monday, state Sen. Jim McCune told the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee that there is something fishy about the way some salmon is sold to the public. Testifying on Senate Bill 5664, his measure to...
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