Yes, There Is an Election Saturday
Thursday, Brandt discussed Amendments 1-3; Friday, he'll cover Amendments 4-13 in the same amount of time. The PDF of the PAR report explains each amendment without making recommendations. With a limited time in the booth and a lot of fucked-out legislative "language" to read (it makes sense but I'm an English teacher and a writer and a word freak), you just can't make a decent decision at the moment. (Not that you ever can.) Low turnout, low interest/apathy, lack of apparent choices...we have half the population and all the same problems.
Brandt made the point that with voter turnout expected to be around 15%, it will only take a little over 7% of voters to change the state constitution. Start trembling now.
Ahem, Elections This Weekend
Recommendations for September 30th 2006 Ballot has recommendations from the Bureau of Governmental Research, Gambit Weekly, the Louisiana Weekly, the Louisiana Federation of Teachers, the Dead Pelican, and the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report.