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Is the constitutional convention chatter peaking?

This Louisiana Legislature’s upcoming session-palooza will host at least six legislative instruments, maybe more, calling for various forms of constitutional conventions and article-specific rewrites.

This will collectively represent a high-water mark for an elected body that usually gives attention—but not approval—to only one or two such measures annually. The coming debates over altering Louisiana’s guiding charter will also dovetail with ongoing conversations about how to fix the state’s finances (also known as the “fiscal cliff”).

There appears to be two main working groups at the Capitol, and both are growing in size as this year’s sessions draw near. There are individuals developing their own plans, too. The special session convenes on Monday and the regular session begins on March 12. It’s even money at this point on the question of a third special session being called during the summer…


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