Alexander Backs Proposed Amendments

Sen. Lamar Alexander has declared his support for passage of all four amendments to the state constitutions that will be on the November ballot, including Amendment 2 dealing with the gubernatorial appointment of judges to the state Supreme Court and other appellate courts. Amendment 1 would insert into the constitution new provisions giving the Legislature authority to enact abortion restrictions, Amendment 3 would prohibit the Legislature from ever enacting a state income tax and Amendment 4 would allow veterans groups to hold fundraising raffles and the like that involve gambling. Knoxnews has more.