July 21, 2022

McCune calls for action to reverse ‘sad, but predictable’ spike in crime caused by Democrats’ soft-on-crime policies

The annual report on crime recently released by the Washington Association of Sheriffs and Police Chiefs found violent crime in Washington has increased by an alarming 12.3 percent and is climbing by even more in Pierce County. State Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham, responded with this statement calling for action to...
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June 24, 2022

McCune responds to U.S. Supreme Court ruling overturning Roe

Today’s ruling corrects a fundamental legal error and returns the issue to the states and the people, says the Pierce County state senator Today the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey, effectively ending recognition of a constitutional right to abortion, returning the issue to...
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March 11, 2022

Governor welches on offer to meet with Republicans, discuss COVID numbers

Spokesman says Inslee will break a promise made in front of television cameras, reporters Senators say governor’s reversal shows disrespect for news media, Legislature Video of Feb. 28 news conference clearly shows Inslee promised to meet with Republicans to discuss COVID numbers. To see video, click here. OLYMPIA – Gov....
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March 08, 2022

Freedom Caucus accepts Inslee invitation, waiting for response from governor

At Feb. 28 news conference, Inslee offered to let Republicans inspect his COVID numbers – senators are waiting for governor to schedule meeting OLYMPIA – A group of Washington Republican senators say they want to take the governor up on his offer last week to sit down with Republicans and...
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February 28, 2022

As state’s COVID emergency enters third year, Senate Freedom Caucus calls for governor to relinquish power

Senators bristle as governor blames Republican opposition to never-ending emergency on Donald Trump OLYMPIA – Mask mandates are ending in Washington state March 12, but it’s no cause for celebration, say members of the Senate Freedom Caucus, because Washington’s COVID emergency continues, and the people remain shut out of the...
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February 23, 2022

Senate capital budget funds projects throughout 2nd Legislative District

Includes funding for Yelm dog park, Orting Soldiers’ Home, Eatonville cleanup, and sidewalks and Frontier Park in Graham OLYMPIA – The Washington Senate Wednesday approved a capital budget providing funding for public works construction statewide, including projects for the 2nd Legislative District in Yelm, Orting, Graham and Eatonville. Senate Bill...
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January 13, 2022

McCune bills give parents a voice in school curriculum decisions

Bills require curriculum transparency, parental permission for new state-mandated sex-ed course OLYMPIA – Parents would have a greater voice in what their children are being taught under a pair of bills introduced by Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham, for consideration in the 2022 legislative session. Under Senate Bill 5805, parents and...
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January 05, 2022

McCune introduces ‘COVID Bill of Rights’ package

Measures prohibit vaccine passports, reinstate fired workers, recognize natural immunity and right to choose OLYMPIA – Bills that would protect individual rights amid government pressure for COVID-19 vaccinations were introduced Wednesday by Sen. Jim McCune, R-Graham, for consideration during the 2022 legislative session. McCune’s ‘COVID Bill of Rights’ package includes...
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November 01, 2021

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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