Wrong reasons to rewrite the constitution
August 17, 2022
Lust for a supersize Alaska Permanent Fund dividend and giving the government a larger role in dictating personal choices are about as miserable a pair of reasons for rewriting the state constitution as imaginable.
Problem is, they are not imagined, they are real.
Alaskans will vote in 12 weeks whether they want to convene a constitutional convention to embark on rewriting the state’s founding document.
The constitution requires that voters get a chance every 10 years to decide if they want a do-over on the 1950s’ guiding principles of law. And every 10 years, starting in 1962, Alaskans...