An amendment, approved by the voters on November 7, 1972, combined Articles IX and X into a revised Article IX. This amendment simplified the provisions with respect to local government and removed some of the restrictions and requirements on local government. The amendment also abolished the constitutional status of county officers, simplified the home rule provisions and extended them to counties, and removed certain constitutional restrictions on municipal taxing and borrowing powers. A later amendment proposing new authorizations for local initiatives to...
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