HB38 by Representative Rick Edmonds brings sunlight to local school district spending by adding many school districts to the Louisiana Fiscal Transparency Website, LouisianaCheckbook.com, and requiring other smaller entities to post enhanced transparency on their websites. It is modeled after both Louisiana Checkbook and an existing project by the Lafayette Parish School Board to post...View Report
Many Americans are now looking to state legislatures to step in and take the lead in amending the Constitution to curb the Congress' outrageous spending problem.
The American Conservative has run a commentary from former Pelican Post reporter and editor Fergus Hodgson. He promotes a constitutional amendment to check runaway federal spending.
North Dakota Senator Curtis Olafson (R - Edinburg), who flew in to testify as national spokesman, was met with as many welcomes and jokes as he was with questions.
The Pelican Institute has released three pieces of research to clear the air over the National Debt Relief Amendment and other Article V amendments. Escalating debt and an unrestrained federal government suggest the time is overdue for a state-initiated amendment to the U.S. Constitution.