Friday, April 20, 2007

Constitutional reform should be a time-consuming process

The next wave of reforms includes those which are amendments to the PA Constitution which alter more than the rules and regs under which the state legislators operate.

Such changes to the PA Constitution by amendments should be time consuming.

That the process for amending the PA Constitution needs two sessions of the legislature for passage, then the referendum by voters, isn't a negative. That process includes deliberation, discussion, education, and enough time for voters to reasonably consider which amendments are absolutely necessary, and which are not.

Legislative reform a time-consuming process
Friday, April 20, 2007
By Ed Blazina, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The special state House commission that changed some of the House's secretive ways of operating in just two months could find it will take years to implement its next wave of reforms...

...Any constitutional changes would require approval in two sessions of the Legislature and by a voters' referendum. The earliest a referendum could occur would be 2009...

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