ADN Politics podcast: Why Alaskans are arguing over a constitutional convention

Listen: There’s a yes-no question on the November ballot that has the potential to change how judges are appointed, how education is funded and how the state decides the amount of the Permanent Fund dividend. It could also lead to an abortion ban in Alaska.

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Alaska Constitution

There’s a yes-no question on the November ballot that has the potential to make big changes in Alaska. It could change how judges are appointed, how education is funded and how the state decides the amount of the Permanent Fund dividend. And it could lead to an abortion ban in Alaska.

The question: “Shall there be a constitutional convention?”

In this episode, host Elizabeth Harball talks to ADN reporter Sean Maguire about why some Alaskans want to change the state’s constitution, and why others are pushing back at that effort.

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More: Advocates say a constitutional convention could end gridlock in Juneau. Opponents say it would open a ‘Pandora’s box.’

Watch: Debate on whether Alaska should hold a constitutional convention

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Host: Elizabeth Harball. Guest: Sean Maguire. Produced by Elizabeth Harball, Zachariah Hughes and Evan Phillips. Editor: David Hulen.

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