By Tim Kowols
The state of Wisconsin could join the evolving list of close to 30 states in calling for a constitutional convention on Wednesday. States are lining up to call for the first constitutional convention since the document was first created in 1787 to take aim at federal spending and requiring the United States budget to be balanced. Jay Heck from Common Cause Wisconsin says his worry is not necessarily the cause to action, but what could happen once the constitutional convention opens up.
Thirty-four states are required to force the constitutional convention to occur. Heck believes attempts to change the constitution should be done through amendments, which would require 38 states to adopt the measure after Congress approves it.