He said if that legislation was offered up for renewal in the same form it’s existed in previous years it would have passed with more Republican support. Democrats, according to Armstrong, added amendments to it which they knew Republicans couldn’t support which explains why so many Republicans voted against it.
Armstrong says many of those amendments violated things like due process rights, something he as a former criminal defense attorney cannot abide.
Also, state lawmakers are poised to pass a constitutional amendment to make amending the state constitution by ballot measure harder. If we’re going to allow that sort of thing at all, it should be hard.
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