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Constitutional convention call renewed in Wisconsin

This photo made available by the U.S. National Archives shows a portion of the first page of...
This photo made available by the U.S. National Archives shows a portion of the first page of the United States Constitution.(Source: National Archives via AP)
Published: Mar. 3, 2021 at 1:17 PM CST
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans are reviving efforts to pass a resolution to call a convention of the states to consider making changes to the U.S. Constitution.

A Wisconsin Assembly committee held a public hearing Wednesday on the proposal, which is identical to one that passed the Assembly last session. It died in the Senate.

The full Legislature in 2017 passed a resolution that allowed for calling a convention to consider a balanced budget amendment. The latest proposal is more expansive.

It allows for the convention to consider imposing fiscal restraints on the federal government, limiting the federal government’s powers and jurisdiction and imposing term limits for members of Congress and other federal officials.

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