April 28, 2021

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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April 26, 2021

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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April 20, 2021

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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April 13, 2021

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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March 26, 2021

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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March 25, 2021

McCune says voting rights shouldn’t be restored until criminal sentence is completed

 Senator Jim McCune, R-Graham, issued this statement on House Bill 1078, which would restore voting rights for incarcerated individuals as soon as their confinement in a state Department of Corrections facility has ended. The bill passed the Senate 27-22 last night. “This legislation would allow formerly incarcerated individuals to be...
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February 26, 2021

Phil Fortunato, Mike Padden and Jim McCune support the 2nd Amendment

They spoke against a bill that prohibits the open carry of a firearm or other weapons at or near public demonstrations, the west state capitol grounds, capitol grounds buildings, and other legislative locations. Click here to watch
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