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What are those amendments about? PAR can tell you

Posted at 12:54 PM, Oct 09, 2019

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There are four proposed Constitutional amendments on the ballot.

As usual, the Public Affairs Research Council has posted details about what each means, as well as arguments for and againts each amendment. PAR may be best known for its easy to use citizen's card, which lets Louisiana residents know their rights under public records and open meetings laws, but PAR also provides educational guides on a variety of subjects, including proposed amendments.

"This year's lineup will be especially challenging as the four in question are among the more arcane proposals citizens have faced yet," PAR writes in its guide. " As an independent, nonpartisan educational organization, the Public Affairs Research Council f Louisiana has been providing a primer regularly on constitutional amendments set before voters over the past four decades. This PAR Guide to the 2019 Constitutional Amendments provides a review of each proposed amendment in the order they will appear on the ballot. The Guide is educational and does not recommend how to vote. It offers succinct analysis and provides arguments of proponents and opponents."

You can read the guide below. If you'd rather use the interactive website, click here.