By John McCallum
Managing Editor 

Relinquishing power needs more discussion

Write to the Point


Last updated 10/31/2019 at 11:08am

Buried in the back of your voter’s pamphlet is a little discussed vote on Senate Joint Resolution 8200. The measure cleared both the state Senate and House with comfortable, bipartisan approvals.

What is SJR 8200? Its text is pretty simple – a proposed constitutional amendment to add the phrase “catastrophic incidents” to the specified times of emergency where the Legislature can take immediate actions to ensure the continuation of government and governmental operations in areas impacted by these incidents. That applies to statewide government as well as local government.

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