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Michigan legislators join national push for Constitutional Convention


On Saturday, state lawmakers from around the country will meet at Mount Vernon to discuss how they can push for a new constitutional convention. Their primary goal is to pass and ratify an amendment to the U.S. Constitution requiring a balanced federal budget.Current State’s Scott Pohl has a Michigan perspective on the effort to enact a Balanced Budget Amendment.

Senator Mike Green is a Republican who represents the 31st district in Arenac, Bay, Huron, Sanilac and Tuscola counties.

Most Americans are familiar with amending the Constitution with passage by two-thirds votes in both houses of Congress, followed by ratification by three-fourths of the states. Sen. Green says the Mount Vernon Assembly is being held to discuss the other way the Constitution can be amended under Article V. It provides for a way that state legislatures can force Congress to call a constitutional convention.

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