Louisiana House committee shoots down attempt to call constitutional convention to shrink federal government

Louisiana House committee shoots down attempt to call constitutional convention to shrink federal government

By Emily Lane - Via NOLA.com- At-a-Glance: A House resolution to call a constitutional convention of the states, which is allowed under Article V of the U.S. Constitution, failed to get the support of the Louisiana House and Governmental Affairs Committee after impassioned testimony from both sides. The proposed resolution apparently mirrors those either being floated or already passed in as many as 38 other states as part of a conservative movement to accomplish three things: limit the size of the federal government; impose fiscal constraints on federal spending; and enact term limits for … [Read more...]