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S.D. lawmakers push for U.S. constitutional amendment

South Dakota lawmakers this year are expected to battle over the state’s policies on crime, health care and taxes. But one of the fiercest fights could reach well beyond the state’s borders: the U.S. Constitution.

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South Dakota lawmakers this year are expected to battle over the state’s policies on crime, health care and taxes. But one of the fiercest fights could reach well beyond the state’s borders: the U.S. Constitution.

A growing number of lawmakers are signing on to a movement to call a new federal constitutional convention, for the goal of bypassing Congress to pass a balanced budget amendment and perhaps other reforms.

Although the energy for the convention comes mostly from conservatives, some Democratic leaders have voted for it, and some of the fiercest opposition also comes from conservatives.

At a legislative breakfast Thursday hosted by the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce, five of the 16 legislators speaking brought up the convention, and most of those named it as a top priority this legislative session.

“What I’m hoping to be working on this year is a bill, a resolution actually, that’s going to call for a convention of the states, that will propose amendments to limit the federal government’s power,” said Rep. Isaac Latterell, R-Tea. “I’m hoping to rein in their power so it will be within the scope of the Constitution as it was intended, and give us more local control so we can decide things for ourselves here as a state and as a community.”

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  1. higgy01

    January 18, 2014 at 9:42 am

    We definitely need a Constitutional convention for two reasons. A balanced budget amendment should be no. 28 and 29 should be required term limits for all in congress, both houses.

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