Admitted to the Union as the forty-eighth state on February 14, 1912, Arizona is still operating under its original constitution. Although this charter has been modified by 151 amendments since statehood, it has not undergone fundamental revision. Most changes have been relatively minor, although several modern ones, especially those putting fiscal constraints on government (which contain a level of detail inappropriate to a constitution), have added substantially to the constitution’s length. The organization, structure, and most of the substance of the original...
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