The Kansas State Constitution: A Reference Guide
Formally, Kansas still operates under a constitution dating from 1959. In fact, however, its present day basic law differs importantly from the original text--and this change was accomplished without resorting to a convention to rewrite the document. This process of incremental revision has never before been described in detail. It resulted, over the span of less than five years, in the streamlining of the executive branch, the creation of a unified judiciary, enhancement of the position of the legislature, and the removal from the constitution of a number of antiquated provisions--more than many other states have been able to do by the convention method.