Issue: June 18, 2009

Dear readers,The California Constitution has been modified a whopping 512 times, mostly by ballot initiative and constitutional amendment, and now resembles a very long grocery list of near-random spending restrictions, special taxes, license fees and regulations.And this is why a growing number of people are calling for an overhaul of the state constitution that would, among other things, ditch the two-thirds vote it takes to pass a budget.SN&R’s Cosmo Garvin talks to all the players about a proposed constitutional convention and more in this week’s cover story.Think Free,SN&R