Guest Editorial: No need to amend the Alaska Constitution

 

April 25, 2024



Less than two years ago, Alaskans voted overwhelmingly against convening a constitutional convention to amend the state’s founding document. More than 70% of voters said no thanks, it’s a bad idea.

It was the sixth time in a row, going back to 1972, that voters by wide margins rejected the whimsy of shaking up the constitution as you would a game of Etch A Sketch and redrawing the fundamental laws of Alaska.

While they oppose reopening the constitution to a potential wholesale rewrite, Alaskans have approved multiple specific amendments over the years: Voters adopted 16 amendments in the first...



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