State Constitutional Developments in 2003

Reduced levels of state constitutional activity and no major new trends were recorded in 2003, a typical “off” year. Among developments were a comprehensive tax and spending proposal and an official constitutional commission, both in Alabama, and the historic use of the state  constitutional recall election in California.

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About the Author
Janice C. May is a professor emeritus of government at the University of Texas at Austin, where she specializes in state government and politics. A regular contributor to The Book of the States, she is the author of numerous publications on the Texas Constitution and government, including The Texas State Constitution: A Reference Guide, and on state constitutional developments nationwide. She has served on two Texas constitutional commissions and on the board of directors of the Texas State Bar.