Monday, March 2, 2009

Reports On The Constitutional Convention "Summit"

One February 24. a group of business leaders, union leaders and governmental officials held a "summit" to discuss revising the California Constitution by a constitutional convention, which would be the first since 1879. (The Constitution was revised extensively during the 1960's and 1970's, but that was the result of a commission that made proposals to the Legislature, not a convention.) Here are reports from the Los Angeles Times (here) and here is a video report from the Sacramento Bee (here), here is a report from the San Francisco Chronicle (which floats the idea of a unicameral, or single-house, legislature), and here is another article from the Chronicle talking about Latino support for the idea. Finally, here is a link to the Bay Area Council's web-page on their push for a convention.

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