Becky Bohrer, Associated Press Updated 5:02 pm PST, Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, center, speaks to reporters on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Juneau, Alaska, during a news conference in which he unveiled proposed constitutional amendments dealing with spending, taxes and the Alaska Permanent Fund dividend. Also pictured are Revenue Commissioner Bruce Tangeman, left, and Attorney General Kevin Clarkson, right. less Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, center, speaks to reporters on Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Juneau, Alaska, during a news conference in which he unveiled proposed constitutional amendments dealing with spending, ... more Photo: Becky Bohrer, AP Photo: Becky Bohrer, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Alaska Gov. Mike Dunleavy, center, … [Read more...] about Dunleavy proposes constitutional changes amid budget debate
ALBANY – New York lawmakers this month expect to pass a sweeping bill enhancing and expanding abortion rights and access, and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Monday that he wants to take the effort a step further by getting the protections placed into the state constitution. Cuomo, at an event with former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, said he wants the far-reaching abortion rights language placed into the constitution to protect against what he called “this crazy political world” that in the years ahead could simply undo the statutory change both legislative houses say will pass this month at the state Capitol. “I want to pass this year a constitutional amendment that writes into the constitution a provision protecting a woman’s right to control her own reproductive health,’’ Cuomo said at Barnard College in Manhattan. A constitutional change requires two separately elected sessions of the state Legislature to approve an … [Read more...] about Cuomo seeks constitutional change to protect abortion rights
World International Affairs During a meeting of the ruling United Russia party on Tuesday, some officials hinted that Russian President Vladimir Putin could remain in power after his term limit ends. The Russian president was re-elected for a second six-year term this year, but he will not be allowed to run for re-election in 2024. Nevertheless, officials are already suggesting that Putin, who has already been in power for almost two decades, might be able to modify the constitution to remain in the seat of power. “There are questions in society, esteemed Vladimir Vladimirovich,” Vyacheslav Volodin, speaker of the State Duma, Russia’s lower house of parliament, said to Putin, according to a transcript of the event. “This is the time when we could answer these questions, without in any way threatening the fundamental provisions [of the constitution].… The law, even one like the Basic Law, isn’t dogma." Volodin also noted that the current … [Read more...] about President for Life? Russia Considering Constitution Changes That Could Allow Vladimir Putin to Remain in Power
Mari Yamaguchi, Associated Press Published 9:34 pm PDT, Wednesday, September 19, 2018 FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explains about "three arrows" of his "Abenomics" plan during a press conference at the headquarters of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Tokyo. Abe is expected to be re-elected by his ruling Liberal Democratic Party to a third term as its leader on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018, paving the way for him to serve as prime minister for up to three more years. less FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2015, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe explains about "three arrows" of his "Abenomics" plan during a press conference at the headquarters of his ruling Liberal Democratic ... more Photo: Shuji Kajiyama, AP FILE - In this Sept. 11, 2017, file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, third from left, and Japanese Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera, … [Read more...] about Abe’s third term: A chance for constitutional change?
Emery P. Dalesio and Gary D. Robertson, Associated Press Published 4:36 pm PDT, Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Photo: Emery P. Dalesio, AP Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 A trio of North Carolina judges in Raleigh, N.C., listen Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, as attorneys argue whether proposed amendments to the North Carolina constitution were worded to be misleading and mask the goal of Republican legislators to reduce Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's powers. They are, from left, Superior Court Judges Jeffrey Carpenter of Union County, Forrest Donald Bridges of Cleveland County and Thomas Lock of Johnston County. less A trio of North Carolina judges in Raleigh, N.C., listen Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2018, as attorneys argue whether proposed amendments to the North Carolina constitution were worded to be misleading and mask the ... more Photo: Emery P. … [Read more...] about N Carolina court: Constitutional changes misleading, blocked