conducted hearings on balanced budget amendments on at least 23 days
two proposed balanced budget amendments for consideration on the floor.
There are currently a number of proposed Balanced Budget Amendments
that have been introduced in the House and Senate.
This is remarkable given that capital expenditures are not usually constrained by balanced budget amendments
and perhaps signals that state and local governments are anticipating tight tax revenues for a considerable period.
The states are able to issue long-term debt because state capital projects are outside the restrictions imposed by the balanced budget amendments
The book's core and unexamined proposition is that populist zealots (including armed militia groups, mad bombers, nativist bigots, states' rights activists, and techno-junkies) and their supposed conservative political allies are wreaking havoc by offering simple solutions, such as term limits and balanced budget amendments
, to complex problems.
Instead we witness leadership offering sterile and self-defeating debates on such things as partial birth abortions, balanced budget amendments
, and campaign finance.
Hence, in the United States, tax caps and balanced budget amendments
aim to make it harder for democratic majorities to reverse course should the new conservatism run aground.
State governments have balanced budget amendments
in their Constitutions; why shouldn't the federal government?
Both incoming House Speaker-to-be Gingrich and Dole have agreed that their respective Judiciary Committees will begin action on day one on reporting out balanced budget amendments
Both the House and Senate rejected constitutional and statutory balanced budget amendments
two-thirds, and the effort for a balanced budget amendment