H.3473 – Convention of States to amend the US Constitution for spending cap

H.3473 is a resolution calling for an Article V Convention of States to amend the US Constitution. The resolution attempts to limit potential amendment subjects to a spending cap and fiscal restraints. While no one would argue that the federal government needs additional restraint, the Convention of State approach is misguided and overlooks the fact that the first step to real federal reform would be to turn down the federal dollars (and their subsequent mandates) that currently comprise one-third of our state budget.

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