So many of the rules controlling Louisiana’s taxes and government spending are locked up in the state constitution that some lawmakers think it’s time for a rewrite.

The idea of a constitutional convention has floated around the Louisiana Capitol for years as individual lawmakers have grown exasperated with limitations that they, their predecessors and voters
enacted on state government. But the concept has never gained traction.

That frustration has reached a louder pitch these days.

While it’s still a long-shot approach, more interest is building for a wholesale redraft of at least the part of the Louisiana Constitution that deals with government finances.



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