Michigan lawmakers urge Congress to require a balanced federal budget By Jake Neher
Michigan is joining at least 17 other states in calling for a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
On Wednesday, the state Senate gave final approval to a resolution formally asking Congress to call a constitutional convention to consider the amendment. It would take 34 total states to compel Congress to call a constitutional convention.
Snyder breathes new life into balanced budget amendment efforts
By Rick Pluta
It took a push from Governor Rick Snyder, but efforts to put Michigan on record as supporting a balanced budget amendment to the US Constitution are moving again at the state Capitol. Governor Snyder supported the idea last week in his State of the State address. Today (Thu.), a state House committee held its first hearing on two resolutions calling on Congress to convene a convention of the states to draft a balanced budget amendment.