Amending the State Constitution is a Tricky Business: Can Dedicated-Fund Clauses in the Constitution Serve the State's Interest Best?
Mary Jane Morrison
Hamline University - School of Law
Minnesota Journal, p. 4, September 2006
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.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 2
Keywords: Amendments, Minnesota Constitution of 2006, state tax, highways, public transit
Date posted: October 1, 2011