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Wisconsin to call for constitutional convention

serfserf Member Posts: 7,414 ✭✭✭
edited April 2017 in Politics
To balance the budget? Where have we heard about this before? In the 1980's and early 90's!

Too little to late! You would never get 38 states to ratify it!

serf

http://www.weau.com/content/news/Wisconsin-GOP-moving-to-call-for-constitutional-convention-416622913.html

Sen. Chris Kapenga of Delafield has introduced a resolution calling for a convention of states to consider adding the amendment, saying the national debt threatens American civilization. A host of Republican lawmakers have signed on as co-sponsors.

Article V of the constitution allows the states to ask Congress to call a convention of the states to consider amendments. Thirty-four states must join in making the request. Ratification would require a vote from 38 states.

Twenty-eight states have already approved measures calling for a convention to propose a balanced budget amendment. Republicans control 33 state Legislatures, leaving them one short of the 34 needed to force a convention

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