Tuesday, May 10, 2011

It’s That Time of Year…

In case you missed it, the House of Representatives will meet in a joint full formal session with the State Senate on Wednesday in order to debate and vote on amendments to the Constitution of Massachusetts.

This year, Republicans will be offering a variety of amendments to the Constitution that are fiscally minded, “good government” proposals. Republican amendments range from preventing eminent domain takings for any non-public use, to establishing a two-year budget cycle to help state and local leaders make more accurate financial plans for the use of resources over time. Other fiscally backed Republican proposals include a call for the repeal of automatic increases in compensation for members of the General Court.

If adopted, an amendment is then taken up for further consideration at the next Constitutional Convention in two years.