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Jeff Landry's push to rewrite Louisiana constitution clears first hurdle

Posted on AllSides April 24th, 2024
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Gov. Jeff Landry’s effort to gain greater control over state taxes and spending by rewriting the state constitution won approval Wednesday in the first step of the legislative process. On a party-line vote, the Republican-controlled House and Governmental Affairs Committee passed House Bill 800, which calls for convening a two-week convention next month to rewrite the constitution. HB 800 advances to the full House for consideration sometime soon. If it receives the necessary two-thirds vote there, it would advance to the Senate, which has not shown much enthusiasm yet for...

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