There are thirteen amendments on this Saturday's election ballot.
The Public Affairs Reasearch Council of Louisiana has done an excellent job of putting each amendment into everyday language and explains what your vote means for each.
For example, the first proposed amendment is for the Coastal Protection & Restoration Fund. PAR explains the current situation, what changes are being proposed, offers comments and gives some background info on proponents and opponents.
In summary, here's what they tell you about how your vote will affect the outcome of amendment one:
- A vote for would change the name of the Wetlands Conservation and Restoration
Fund to the Coastal Protection and Restoration Fund and would deposit into that fund all potential federal revenues from Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas activities.
- A vote against would retain the current name and allow potential federal revenues
from Outer Continental Shelf oil and gas activities to be deposited in the general state treasury fund.
Go to their website, become informed and vote intelligently this Saturday.