On Wednesday night, the Associated Students of Madison announced their new constitution had been approved by a margin of 1,875 votes. For all the ridicule ASM elections receive (see our loser of the week), this is a step in the right direction by our student government and our student body in general.
ASM, as it currently stands, has a needlessly complex structure. The newly-approved constitution would help to simplify and streamline the structure, making ASM more accessible to students — and less painful for those of us who cover it. The new constitution’s most notable change is the consolidation of all financial bodies into a single branch, which will hopefully make the funding process far less convoluted. How effective it will be remains to be seen, but things can only improve from here.