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It's time to again play "Amend or Don't Amend the Louisiana Constitution" and this time two items are on the board—or rather your Oct. 2 ballot.
Those of you in the audience that have already voted early will have their buzzers disabled, but the rest of you are free to play along—provided you are registered voters or at least have a voter's card with someone's name on it who's too dead to play.
As you might know, amending the constitution is a popular game in The Pelican State—the state that has almost gone through more constitutions than the late Richard Dawson did chap stick. If you understood that Dawson reference, you just might make it to the bonus round.
The latest edition of our constitution was brought to us in 1974 during the reign of our most enduring former host, Gov. Edwin Edwards, and it has added 153 amendments in the 36 years since its adoption.
This fall, we get the chance to tack on number 154 and 155, and here they are:
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