This year, disturbing reports of increased crime have dominated the news, both in Louisiana and nationally. Crime is a serious issue that demands thoughtful solutions to deter criminal behavior and promote public safety. They should be guided by data and evidence, not anecdotes. That’s why Pelican set out to review and better understand the underlying...View Report
Several states have already passed Article V resolutions for the purpose of reigning in the federal government, and the Pelican State may be headed in that direction.
What if the states could advance and ratify a powerful federal balanced budget amendment in just twelve months? It could happen with a new approach to state-originated amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution.
Louisiana is one of 10 states with leaders seeking to oppose greater federal debt with the first ever state initiated constitutional amendment.