Lawmakers should hear from voters on initiatives

Guest Column

It is with a mix of encouragement and disappointment that the Senate majority leader says four of the six citizen initiatives to the Legislature "might" have public hearings scheduled before the end of the 2024 session.

But don't hold your breath.

We are now nearly two-thirds into a 60-day session, with only a handful of committee meetings remaining before adjournment March 8. Despite repeated efforts by Republicans asking for majority Democrats to hold hearings on the initiatives, we've seen no action on their part to let the public have their voices heard in any committees.

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