DID MICHIGAN JUST TRIGGER A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION?
by Michael Lotfi
Michigan’s recently passed resolution calling for an Article V convention of the states to amend the federal Constitution may have been the catalyst to finally put the process in motion. At the magic number of 34, Michigan joins multiple other states that have successfully passed a resolution calling for a federal balanced budget amendment (BBA). Tennessee passed its BBA resolution only a couple weeks before Michigan.
Michigan Senate Joint Resolution V calls upon Congress to allow Michigan to join other states in requesting an Article V convention of the states.
“A JOINT RESOLUTION to petition the congress of the United States to call a convention to propose amendments to the Constitution of the United States to require a balanced federal budget.”