- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 8, 2015

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A resolution calling for a national convention to amend the U.S. Constitution is making progress in the Maryland General Assembly.

On Wednesday the Maryland Senate voted 29-18 in favor of a joint resolution calling for an amendments convention to address election fairness.

Sen. Paul Pinsky, D-Prince George’s County, and lead sponsor of the measure, said the goal of calling for the convention is to get back “some sanity” in elections by addressing the Supreme Court’s 2010 ruling that corporations can use general revenue to fund political candidates and campaigns.

Critics of the resolution said the proposal would infringe on the free speech rights of corporations, and that the bill’s language is too vague when considering a change to the U.S. Constitution.

The resolution now heads to the House for consideration.

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