No dramatic amendments were made in 1968 to the taxation and finance provisions of the Statehood Constitution. In contrast, the 1978 convention undertook a major overhaul and produced a greatly expanded article (renumbered from Article VI to Article VII). Starting with eight sections in the Statehood Constitution, the 1968 convention reduced their number by one. In 1978, five new sections were added, and one section was separated into two, yielding thirteen sections in all. Article VII is as important for what it does not include as for the provisions it does...
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