Constitutional Convention bulletins, Issues 1-15

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Compiled in preparation for the Illinois Constitutional Convention, 1920-1922.
 

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Contents

Outline of Development of the Initiative
80
Analysis of Results
101
Problems and Conclusions
110
Recall of Judicial Decisions
119
Appendix No 2Concluded page
156
Appendix No 3 Text of Public Policy Questions in Illinois
159
Appendix No 5 Text of California Recall Provisions
162
Summary
170
Amending Methods in Other States
183
Revision of Constitution Through Convention
190
Bulletin No 4 State and Local Finance
207
Appendix no 3 Constitutional provisions on taxationCon
213
Summary
215
Historical development in Illinois
220
Judicial decisions on taxation in Illinois
226
Criticism of present tax system in Illinois
232
Proposed constitutional amendments on taxation
245
Iowa
256
Comments and conclusions on taxation
263
Constitutional restrictions on public debt
288
Appendix no References
304
Appendix no 4 Constitutional provisions on budget
315
Appendix no 5 Budget provisions of civil administra
322
Bulletin No 5 The Short Ballot
333
Summary
337
The Ballot in Other States and Countries
348
The Short Ballot Movement
356
Specific Problems
364
Bulletin No 6 Municipal Home Rule
371
Summary
377
Status of Municipalities in Other States v
399
Municipal Home Rule
406
Comments and Problems
419
Appendix No 1 References
429
Appendix No 2 Home Rule ProvisionsConcluded page
438
Bulletin No 7 Eminent Domain and Excess Condemnation
449
Constitutional provisions relating to eminent domain
457
Extension of the power of eminent domain
478
Excess condemnation
488
Conclusion
499
Appendix No 1 References
506
Appendix No 5 Amendments proposed in but not sub
513
Summary
519
Organization of the two houses
528
Cumulative voting and proportional representation
538
Apportionment
545
Description of the functions of departments under
650
Description of the functions of boards commissions
667
Partly exofficio and partly appointed by
675
Partly exofficio and partly appointed by a constitu
679
Lack of coordination and overlapping of functions
696
Conclusions
703
Appendix No 1 References
709
Bulletin No 10 The Judicial Department Jury Grand Jury
717
Structure of the present judicial organization
740
Analysis of the working of the judicial organiza
755
Problems of judicial organization in Illinois
790
Election and tenure of judges
814
Indictment and information
828
Trial by jury
837
Power of the courts to declare laws unconstitu
847
Claims against the state
864
Appendix no 1 References
875
Appendix no 3 Tables
885
Appendix No 3 TablesConcluded page
893
Bulletin No 11 Local Governments in Chicago and Cook County
899
Proposals for unificationconcluded page
904
Summary
905
Local governments in cook county
911
Proposals for unification
937
City and county consolidation in other states
955
Conclusions
980
Appendix no 3 Article 4 Section 34 of Constitution of 1870
994
Bulletin No 12 County and Local Government in Illinois
1001
Summary
1007
Present conditions in Illinois
1018
Local government in other states
1041
Comments and conclusions
1056
Appendix no 2 List of Illinois counties with areas popu
1062
Summary
1081
first mortgage systems fed
1089
Other first mortgage systems
1110
Systems based on second mortgages
1118
Summary
1127
Housing and ownership of homes
1138
Social insurance
1144
Injunctions in labor cases
1155
Corporations railroads warehouses public utilities
1176
Bulletin No 15 Bill of Rights Education Militia Suffrage
1189
Summary
1195
Education
1203
schedule
1209

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