Opinion: A constitutional convention is an uncertain proposition

By Tomas Boutin



Convoluted, expensive, and uncertain.

A state constitutional convention would be convoluted, expensive and uncertain. The outcome would please no one and require years to fix. For those reasons I hope you will vote no this fall on that question.

Alaskans I know who favor holding a constitutional convention cite the PFD veto as the reason. They were surprised and dismayed when the governor vetoed much of the PFD in 2016. There was no explanation, not even a warning. That governor suffered politically for the poor decision, and all Alaskans have suffered the unending political debate that followed. The 2016 veto continues to divert our attention from more important problems such as the narrowest of state economies, tragic education outcomes, and having our producing sector displaced by larger and larger governments.

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