- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - The Wyoming Senate has shot down a bill that would have added the state to the list of those calling for a convention to amend the U.S. Constitution to require the federal government to balance its budget.

Some sponsors pulled their support after the Senate endorsed an amendment specifying that Wyoming would only endorse the call for a constitutional convention if the state could get assurances that it wouldn’t see reductions in federal revenues. The amendment specified that if the state couldn’t get the funding assurances, it would insist on getting title to federal lands in the state.

Twenty-five states have passed formal resolutions calling for a constitutional convention for a balanced budget amendment. It would take resolutions from 34 states to trigger a constitutional convention.



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