NEWS FROM SEN. JIM McCUNE

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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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How parents can fight critical race theory in our public schools How parents can fight critical race theory in our public schools
Note: The following op-ed from Sen. Jim McCune was distributed to newspapers statewide on July 12, 2021. by Sen. Jim McCune Last month, South Kitsap School Board member John Berg introduced a resolution to prohibit classroom teaching of theories that promote racial hatred. For that he was called a nut....
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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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