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Constitutional Reform
November 3, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
This week's Leaflet examines a recent Policy Brief by Robert Natelson on the Article V convention for proposing amendments.
October 31, 2017
By Rob Natelson
State lawmakers weighing whether to apply for a federal amendments convention are often asked, "How do you know an amendments convention is a convention of the states?"
September 8, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
This week's Leaflet examines multiple Article V constitutional reform efforts as delegates prepare for the 2017 Planning Convention for a balanced budget amendment.
July 21, 2017
By Arianna Wilkerson
The Balanced Budget Amendment Task Force needs only seven more states to pass balanced budget amendment resolutions to call for a convention. Robert Natelson says this action will be challenging but appropriate.
July 18, 2017
By Rob Natelson
As the debt of the United States government continues to mount, efforts to add a balanced budget amendment (BBA) to the U.S. Constitution are gaining steam. But drafting such an amendment is not as easy as it sounds.
May 10, 2017
By Tim Benson, Lindsey Stroud
This Research & Commentary examines legislation in Texas calling for an Article V convention for a balanced budget amendment using a compact between states.
April 20, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
This week's Leaflet examines taxes and constitutional amendments, tax reform in Nebraska, a study on civic classes in colleges, a Texas lawsuit suing the EPA, maintenance of certification in Maine, and the 10th edition of Rich States, Poor States.
March 28, 2017
By Matthew Glans
In this Research & Commentary, Matthew Glans examines a proposed constitutional amendment that would place stringent spending limits on Iowa legislators.
February 16, 2017
By Nathan Makla
Civil asset forfeiture has united people cross the political spectrum including the American Civil Liberties Union, the Institute for Justice, and the Koch Association.
February 16, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
Utah is considering an application for an Article V convention.