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Constitutional Reform
September 17, 2019
Budget-Busting Debt Ceiling Deal Strengthens Argument for Convention of States
Congress just gave us 1.7 trillion more reasons why a Convention of States could be our last, best hope to stop the out-of-control, debt-financed federal spending machine.
Law
August 20, 2019
Landmark Supreme Court Ruling Gives Takings Cases Path to Federal Courts
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling opens the federal courts to property owners seeking “just compensation” under the Fifth Amendment for the taking of their property by government for a public
Taxes
July 9, 2019
Colorado Voters Could End TABOR Refunds
The state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) requires the state and local governments to refund excess revenues to residents.
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Constitutional Reform
July 3, 2019
Commentary: States Can Spark National Reform with an Article V Convention
Article V of the Constitution provides two methods of amendment.
Constitutional Reform
June 18, 2019
The Founders' Intent
Today our federal government is gridlocked, dysfunctional, and in desperate need of repair.
Constitutional Reform
June 15, 2019
National Popular Vote Compact Nixed in Nevada, Approved in Oregon
A proposed agreement among states would throw their votes in the Electoral College to the presidential candidate winning the popular vote nationally.

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Constitutional Reform
September 17, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Congress just gave us 1.7 trillion more reasons why a Convention of States could be our last, best hope to stop the out-of-control, debt-financed federal spending machine.
August 20, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling opens the federal courts to property owners seeking “just compensation” under the Fifth Amendment for the taking of their property by government for a public
July 9, 2019
By Owen Macaulay
The state’s Taxpayer’s Bill of Rights (TABOR) requires the state and local governments to refund excess revenues to residents.
July 3, 2019
By Frank Keeney
Article V of the Constitution provides two methods of amendment.
June 18, 2019
By Frank Keeney
Today our federal government is gridlocked, dysfunctional, and in desperate need of repair.
June 15, 2019
By Nolan Ryan, Ashley Herzog
A proposed agreement among states would throw their votes in the Electoral College to the presidential candidate winning the popular vote nationally.
June 11, 2019
By Frank Keeney
We know that any proposal for change, including reforms, will meet with opposition. 
June 4, 2019
By Frank Keeney
When one reviews the culture of the American colonies in the late 18th century and compares it to the United States today, it is surprising that the Constitution that was ratified in 1788 is still largely intact and our republic has survived.
May 31, 2019
By Seton Motley
Impeaching judges is serious.  
February 15, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Voters in Washington State approved a ballot measure that imposes restrictions on firearms ownership, including raising the minimum age to purchase semiautomatic rifles from 18 to 21 years.
February 13, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Can Oakland County confiscate a citizen’s personal property for $8.41 in unpaid taxes? This question will likely be answered by the Michigan Supreme Court later this year.
February 6, 2019
By Sarah Quinlan
Arizona voters approved an amendment to the state constitution in November that prohibits the state and local governments from taxing personal or financial services.
January 29, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The court’s decision reversed its own 2015 ruling that the textbook lending program was unconstitutional
January 24, 2019
By Joe Barnett
The Montana Supreme Court ruled the state’s education tax credit program unconstitutional
November 27, 2018
By Joe Barnett
Coloradans rejected income tax raises and broadened takings compensation
October 6, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Peter Ferrara, David L. Applegate, Bradley A. Smith, Stephen B. Presser, Neal Schuerer, David Shestokas
"Welcome to the court, Justice Kavanaugh." - Heartland Institute President Tim Huelskamp
August 14, 2018
By Brandon Best
Florida voters will decide in November whether to approve the creation of a constitutional requirement making it more difficult to raise taxes.
July 25, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Cole County, Missouri Circuit Court Judge Jon Beetem dismissed a lawsuit challenging the General Assembly’s May 2017 approval of a resolution calling on Congress to convene an convention drafting an amendment to impose federal fiscal restraints.
June 12, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
The Missouri General Assembly approved a resolution calling on Congress to organize a national convention for drafting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution to set a limit on the number of terms that a person may be elected to Congress.
May 30, 2018
By Kenneth Artz
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case concerning the forced provision of public access to private property in rural eastern Pennsylvania that could have a profound impact on property rights across the nation.
May 18, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
Possession of firearms by law-abiding citizens reduces crime and is key to deterring gun violence, a newly released report says.
May 16, 2018
By Ashley Herzog
Most Michigan voters support calling a convention to propose a constitutional amendment limiting federal spending and power, a new poll finds.
April 26, 2018
By Leo Pusateri
The South Carolina state Senate Committee on Medical Affairs approved a bill to join an interstate compact synchronizing licensing regulations governing emergency medical technicians (EMTs) with those of 12 other states.
March 9, 2018
By Lindsey Curnutte
The Arizona state Senate Commerce and Public Safety Committee is considering a bill to enter the state into an interstate compact prohibiting the “use of taxpayer dollars for private professional sports stadiums and facilities” in participating states.
March 8, 2018
By Christopher Talgo
Millennials, the largest generation in U.S. history, have been dealt a bad hand.
March 6, 2018
By Zachary Williams
The Maryland House of Delegates is considering a resolution calling on Congress to organize a national convention for drafting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution limiting terms in office.
February 13, 2018
By Kathy Hoekstra
A federal court in California ruled a 1908 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established federal lands, including Indian reservations, have a legal right to surface water, also applies to groundwater.
February 7, 2018
By Jeff Reynolds
The Alabama Legislature approved a resolution calling on Congress to organize a national convention for drafting an amendment to the U.S. Constitution limiting terms in office.
January 10, 2018
By Brandi Wielgopolski
A bill that would call on Congress to organize a national convention to draft an amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ready for consideration in the Kentucky Legislature.
December 14, 2017
By Joe Barnett
A federal court upheld the right of a New Mexico family of ranchers to access water on federal lands, determining the right dated back to the Territory of New Mexico.
December 3, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Neal Schuerer is executive director of Campaign Constitution, a nonprofit organization working with state elected officials and policy leaders to advance state-initiated constitutional reform. Schuerer previously served two terms in the Iowa state Senate.
November 29, 2017
By
This month marks the 250th anniversary of John Dickinson’s Letters from a Farmer in Pennsylvania — the landmark series of newspaper op-eds that laid out the colonial case against taxation without representation.
November 28, 2017
By Hayley Sledge
The Wisconsin State Legislature approved a joint resolution calling on Congress to convene a convention to draft a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced federal budget.
November 27, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
As state legislators prepared for the 2018 legislative session, including 72 lawmakers from 19 states who attended the Balanced Budget Amendment (BBA) Planning Convention, former Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed the movement
November 27, 2017
By Herbert J. Walberg, Joseph Bast
The Heartland Institute announced the release of the fourth edition of The Patriot’s Toolbox,
November 17, 2017
By Nancy J. Thorner
As with every mass shooting, the mainstream media has been promoting the idea that Devin Patrick Kelly’s firearm was responsible for killing almost 30 people during a Sunday church service in Texas.
November 14, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
The huge dust-up over the protests of the American flag during the presentation of the national anthem by National Football League players has served to dramatize a massive deficiency in civics education in this nation.
November 9, 2017
By Christopher Talgo
Declining understanding of and respect for the Bill of Rights threatens to bring on the loss of our liberties.
October 31, 2017
By Michael McGrady
State legislatures returning to work in January include 72 lawmakers from 19 states who attended a September 2017 national planning session authorizing rules and procedures for an upcoming national amendment convention.
October 25, 2017
By
An environmental organization is asking a court to grant a river status as a "person" with the rights of personhood, thereby launching an attack on judicial fairness, the rule of law, and democracy.