If passed, Constitution could be revised in 2020

Tryfon Boukouvidis
LSU Manship School News Service

BATON ROUGE–The House Appropriations Committee on Monday approved a bill that would call a limited constitutional convention in 2020.

The proposal, which was sent without objection to the House floor, would limit the convention call to local government, financing and education matters.

Rep. Franklin Foil, R-Baton Rouge, who presented the bill, said the goal was to to change the financial and tax laws to give more flexibility to the Legislature and local governments on revenue issues.

Rep. Walt Leger, D-New Orleans, said there are major issues to be


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