Is It Time For A State Constitutional Convention? [VIDEO]
Political analyst Scott Hughes talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about the growing momentum for a constitutional convention, how it would work and, in reality, what are the chances?
Hughes, via social media, has endorsed the idea:
I support a Convention. We did it last in the early 1970’s. I believe we have come to the point we have to be willing to put it all on table and build a new set of tools for our legislators to work with. One designed for a modern economy. It is a risk. But given where we are headed it seems a reasonable risk.
Hughes tells KEEL listeners that "what's finally put me over the top is is another special session of the legislature, a session we are nearing the completion of and we have no budget and we have no hope for a budget.I have joined a chorus of others who have said the time may have come." But the pundit makes the point that the purpose of a convention would be to review the current state Constitution and "correct the places where we think we have problems."