TITLE

Back constitutional convention to reclaim state government

AUTHOR(S)
Lane, Marc J.
PUB. DATE
April 2008
SOURCE
Crain's Chicago Business;4/28/2008, Vol. 31 Issue 17, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The article presents the author's comment on the right of voters to oust unaccountable officeholders if they back a constitutional convention referendum. Earlier, the Illinois House, decisively voted to give citizens the power to remove corrupt public officials. However, the author says that a convention would not be rolled over by special interests because they are unlikely to marshal the votes to prevail, and, even if they could, a new constitution must be ratified by the voters.
ACCESSION #
32674518

 

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