U.S. Constitution

6:38 am
Thu March 27, 2014

Michigan Legislature Calls for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

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34 states would have to approve call for Constitutional convention
LANSING, MI -- Michigan has joined more than 20 other states with active applications urging Congress to call a convention for the purposes of drafting a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. The Michigan Senate on Wednesday signed off on the final draft of Joint Resolution V, approving House modifications in a 25-12 party-line vote.
7:41 am
Fri March 21, 2014

Michigan House Backs Resolution Calling for Federal Balanced Budget Amendment

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Bill spelling out methodology for choosing delegates for a Constitutional convention to draft amendment
Lansing The state House approved a Senate-passed resolution Thursday that adds Michigan to the movement calling for a states convention to consider a federal balanced budget amendment. The 77-32 House vote for passage puts Michigan on track to join 20 other states.