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.
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.
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.
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.
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
In June 2016 the Assembly of State Legislatures (ASL) issued its “Rules for an Article V Convention for Proposing Amendment(s).” The document is a recommended set of rules for a future amendments convention under Article V of the U.S. Constitution.
Discussion about the possibility of a “convention of the states” to amend the United States Constitution is heating up. It’s now likely that such a meeting will take place sometime in the next few years.
The Heartland Institute published the Article V Quick Reference Guide to serve as source of instantaneous information to advocates, legislators, and opinion leaders.The guide describes six steps to how the Article V convention process works.
As the federal debt approaches $18 trillion, a balanced budget amendment has emerged as one of few viable options to curb government spending. The Article V process for amending the U.S. Constitution, however, is long and tedious.