Battle begins over three revenue-cutting initiatives on the ballot this November

(The Center Square) – Less than eight months from now, Washington state voters will – in addition to casting a ballot for president in November’s general election – decide the fate of three initiatives for repealing the state’s Climate Commitment Act and its carbon market, getting rid of the capital gains tax, and letting people opt out of the state’s long-term care program.

There were six initiatives in total before the Legislature this session. Majority party Democrats held public hearings and ultimately passed three initiatives to outline more rights for parents to oversee their kids’ schooling, ban the creation of income taxes at the state or local levels, and ease certain limits around police vehicle chases.

Democratic legislative leaders explained their reasoning at a media availability event last month.

“I think the three we have agreed to hear are written in such a way that it’s not clear really what they
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