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Amending the State Constitution is a Tricky Business: Can Dedicated-Fund Clauses in the Constitution Serve the State's Interest Best?

Minnesota Journal, p. 4, September 2006

2 Pages Posted: 1 Oct 2011  

Mary Jane Morrison

Hamline University - School of Law

Date Written: 2006

Abstract

This article addresses an amendment to Minnesota’s Constitution on the 2006 ballot, to direct a portion of the revenue from an existing tax on motor vehicles sales to public transit transit purposes. The author asks if this dedicated-fund clause belongs in a constitution. The author explores the influence of traditions, values, and economic or political compromises on the issue.

Keywords: Amendments, Minnesota Constitution of 2006, state tax, highways, public transit

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Morrison, Mary Jane, Amending the State Constitution is a Tricky Business: Can Dedicated-Fund Clauses in the Constitution Serve the State's Interest Best? (2006). Minnesota Journal, p. 4, September 2006. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1928194

Mary Jane Morrison (Contact Author)

Hamline University - School of Law ( email )

1536 Hewitt Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104-1237
United States

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