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Constitutional Reform
April 18, 2018
By Joseph Bast
The 10 principles provided here, with references for further research and documentation if desired, provide a framework for understanding and promoting sound policies regarding firearms in America.
February 16, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud examines proposals in Kentucky calling for an Article V convention of states to propose amendments to the Constitution.
February 16, 2018
By Lindsey Stroud
In this Research & Commentary, Lindsey Stroud examines proposals in Washington State calling for an Article V convention of states to propose amendments to the United States Constitution.
January 10, 2018
This booklet explores solutions to the top public policy issues facing the states in 2018 and beyond in the areas of budget and tax, education, energy and environment, health care, and 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.
February 7, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
A resolution in Kentucky calls for an Article V convention for a federal balanced budget amendment.
February 2, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
A proposal in the Wyoming Legislature to call an Article V convention for a federal balanced budget amendment.
February 1, 2017
By Lindsey Stroud
Two proposals in Virginia call for an Article V convention.
January 17, 2017
By Rob Natelson
Rob Natelson answers questions surrounding an Article V constitutional convention.
October 21, 2016
By Nathan Makla
Right to hunt and fish amendments have arisen in response to a number of issues, including hunting restrictions being introduced at the behest of animal rights organizations, increasing urbanization, decreasing habitat, and declining numbers of sportsmen
October 20, 2016
By Nathan Makla
Hamilton carried the property rights banner to protect for American citizens an important constitutional right.