CITIZENS SPEAK

If anyone's going to give unicameralism a whirl, this may be the time and place.

The Massachusetts citizen-driven constitutional-amendment process makes it possible, particularly in the wake of DiMasi's conviction. An alliance of good-government progressives and populist Tea Partiers should be able to gather the necessary signatures to move the process to a constitutional convention, where public pressure could realistically get the 50 votes needed out of 200 to force the question to the ballot.

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