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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

This is an important week in the Legislature. The majority party has decided to schedule public hearings on three of the six voter-backed initiatives:

If you still have questions about how to participate in the legislative process, you can visit the Legislature’s Participating in the Process website here.  

Article II, Section I of the Washington State Constitution states: “Initiative measures… shall take precedence over all other measures in the legislature except appropriation bills…” Despite that strong language, the majority party has not scheduled any public hearings for three of the initiatives.

  • Initiative 2124 would allow people to opt out of the new state-run, long-term-care program.
  • Initiative 2117 which would repeal the Climate Commitment Act, the state’s new carbon tax program.
  • Initiative 2109 would repeal the state’s new capital gains tax.  

It’s important to remember that if the Legislature does not pass an initiative, it will go to the ballot in November for the people to decide.

I still want to hear what you think about all six. If you haven’t already, please take my six-question survey on what you believe the Legislature should do with the initiatives.

Thank you!

March 7th is the last scheduled day of the 2024 legislative session. I encourage you to follow along on TVW, stay involved, and stay in touch.

Please contact me if you have any questions, comments, or ideas about the many issues facing Washington.  

It’s an honor to serve you and the 39th District!


Carolyn Eslick

State Representative Carolyn Eslick, 39th Legislative District
436 John L. O'Brien Building | P.O. Box 40600 | Olympia, WA 98504-0600
(425) 327-2093 | Toll-free: (800) 562-6000