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Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0″: The Compact for a Balanced Budget
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Guest Commentary: Introducing “Article V 2.0″: The Compact for a Balanced Budget

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What if the states could advance and ratify a powerful federal balanced budget amendment in just twelve months? It could happen with a new approach to state-originated amendments under Article V of the United States Constitution.

Our Response to Senator Durbin
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Our Response to Senator Durbin

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Last week the Pelican Institute was one of many organizations to receive a remarkable letter from United States Senator Dick Durbin.

It’s Time to Lay This Case to Rest
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It’s Time to Lay This Case to Rest

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To put it simply, offering families a less inexpensive burial option allowed grieving families to make an economical and dignified choice in a time of need and great stress.

Commentary: Louisiana Can Help Force Congress to Balance Budget
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Commentary: Louisiana Can Help Force Congress to Balance Budget

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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.

Six Reasons to Reject National Popular Vote
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Six Reasons to Reject National Popular Vote

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On Monday, Louisiana’s House of Representatives is expected to vote on HB 1095. This bill would make Louisiana party to the National Popular Vote (NPV) “compact” whereby state electors would pledge to cast their votes to the presidential candidate receiving the most votes nationwide, regardless of the results in Louisiana. Here are six reasons why legislators should reject this attempt to jettison our electoral system.