Wisconsin Becomes 28th State to Call for Balanced Budget Convention

Date: November 15, 2017

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Wisconsin has joined the ranks of 27 other states nationwide calling for a Constitutional Convention that would mandate a balanced federal budget.  

This week, the state Senate adopted Balance Budget Resolution 19-14, and NFIB proudly led the legislative way.

“People understand you can’t run your household at a deficit forever,” said Sen. Chris Kapenga, during a floor debate.

NFIB is spearheading a nationwide campaign to persuade at least 34 state Legislatures to pass joint resolutions calling for an “Article 5 convention of states,” a constitutional procedure for amending the nation’s supreme document.

If Congress receives 34 Article 5 applications, it must hold the convention, where state delegates would vote on the proposed amendment, which includes an exemption for balancing the budget during national emergencies. Once state delegates approve the amendment, at least 38 states would have to ratify the change.

According to member ballots, 90 percent of NFIB members support a balanced budget amendment.

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