Lawmakers try again for La. constitutional convention

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Rep. Barrey Ivey, R-Baton Rouge, (pictured) plans to challenge Rep. Neil Abramson’s proposal for a constitutional convention with his own version on the House floor. (Sarah Gamard/LSU Manship School News Service)

By Sarah Gamard and Tryfon Boukouvidis

A bill to take a step toward creating a constitutional convention is on its way to the state House, giving momentum to a push to hold one in 2020.

Louisiana’s last constitutional convention occurred in 1973, and proponents say a new one is needed to free up money locked up by law for certain purposes and to change the state’s tax structure.

Read the story in Houma Today.

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