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PAR amendment guide is out

Posted at 9:13 AM, Sep 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-05 15:03:32-04

As they do for every election, the non-partisan Public Affairs Research Council of Louisiana has issued an easy-to-understand guide to the Constitutional amendments on the November ballot.

The guide explains in plain language what each amendment aims to do, and provides a list of pros and cons. The guide makes no recommendations on how to vote; it just provides information about each amendment.

This year's guide also provides similar information about a statewide sports betting proposition that is also on the ballot.

You can find the guide here: PAR Guide to the 2020 Constitutional Amendments [].

"This year's lineup will be especially challenging as the degree of legislative debate on this latest set of proposals was as sparse as ever witnessed. Some of the amendments saw no testimony in opposition during the committee hearings," a release from PAR states. "Granted, the spring of 2020 was a strange time. Expediency was seen as a virtue and precautions were needed to prevent the spread of the disease, understandably resulting in fewer participants at the Capitol. But it should be noted that some of these proposed changes for the state’s foundational document were crafted with little or no critical discussion."