The Hartford Courant kindly printed my op-ed calling for a citizens’ constitutional convention to review the blueprint of our state government and propose amendments to improve how government works and makes decisions. Here are the opening paragraphs:
A half-century has passed since Nutmeggers last gathered in Hartford for a state constitutional convention. It is time for them to gather again to review the blueprint of our state government.
What kinds of changes could a convention consider? Here are a few proposals I would like debated:
Should we have a full-time legislature? Do we really need a bicameral legislature? Should legislators be ineligible for re-election if the state budget increases by more than a certain amount (say 3 percent) each year? Should the constitution allow recall elections? Referendums and initiatives? Should we have term limits?