This column was originally written in 2015, and then rerun in 2017. With the “fiscal cliff” staring us in the face, it’s time to reconsider. I’ve edited it a bit.

The Louisiana Legislature will be going into session to deal with the ongoing crisis of budget shortfalls. Gov. John Bel Edwards has unveiled his plan to address the problem, which is sure to come under fire.

However, the problem with our state is not necessarily fiscal but constitutional — an issue I have been lamenting for more than a decade.

Any civics teacher will tell you the purpose of a constitution is to


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