New Research: State-Initiated Amendments to Repair Our Constitutional Republic

By Editor
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.

TAGS: Article V Amendment, Federal Debt, National Debt Relief Amendment, Noble Ellington, Pelican Institute for Public Policy

New Nonpartisan Toolkit for Budget Reform

By Fergus Hodgson
Led by Louisiana’s Noble Ellington, ALEC promotes “priority-based budgeting” NEW ORLEANS, La. – The American Legislative Exchange Council has released its “State Budget Reform Toolkit,” a plan for resolving fiscal shortfalls without increased taxation, raids of rainy-day funds, or reliance on federal funds. ALEC’s toolkit comes as Louisiana faces a projected $1.6 billion deficit for...

TAGS: Evergreen Freedom Foundation, Institute for Truth in Accounting, Noble Ellington, Priority Based Budgeting, Reason Foundation, State Budget Reform Toolkit, The American Legislative Exchange Council

States May Check Federal Government with Constitutional Amendments

By Fergus Hodgson
Louisiana’s Noble Ellington endorses Amendment seeking to “restore balance of state and federal power” NEW ORLEANS, La. – Heightened concern with a lack of federal accountability may lead to the first state-initiated constitutional convention since the original ratification. In their efforts to shift the balance of power, a variety of organizations are working to bypass...

TAGS: Goldwater Institute, Heritage Foundation, Madison Amendment, National Debt Relief Amendment, Noble Ellington, Repeal Amendment