2020 Louisiana Constitutional Amendment Guide — Runoff Ballot

An Oversimplified Guide to the 2020 Louisiana Constitutional Amendments

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RUNOFF AMENDMENT: Allowing out-of-state residents to serve on state college boards

The gist: This amendment would permit the governing boards that oversee Louisiana’s public university systems — UL, LSU, etc. — to appoint up to two out-of-state residents to their boards. Right now, membership is limited to people who have current residency in Louisiana.

VOTE YES: Opening up boards to out-of-state appointees would bring in new ideas. Also, many graduates of Louisiana schools leave the state but nevertheless have deep ties or personal investments here.

VOTE NO: People who make big decisions about education in Louisiana ought to live here. Otherwise, they don’t really have a stake in the results.

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