S.86 – Calling for a Convention of States to Amend the US Constitution

S.86 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 fiscal restraints, limits on federal power and jurisdiction, and term limits. 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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