constitutional amendment http://michiganradio.org en Will a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution cure our national debt? http://michiganradio.org/post/will-balanced-budget-amendment-constitution-cure-our-national-debt <p>Michigan could soon join about 20 states that are formally calling for a national convention to draft a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution.</p><p>Michigan itself has a balanced budget requirement, but not so for the federal government.</p><p>This idea of a balanced budget amendment has really taken off in the past few years as the nation’s debt has increased.</p><p>Charles Ballad is an economist with Michigan State University, and he joined us today.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:45:06 +0000 Stateside Staff 16962 at http://michiganradio.org Will a balanced budget amendment to the Constitution cure our national debt? This week in Michigan politics: No Medicaid expansion, Voting Rights Act, same-sex marriage outlaw http://michiganradio.org/post/week-michigan-politics-no-medicaid-expansion-voting-rights-act-same-sex-marriage-outlaw <p>This week in Michigan politics, Jack Lessenberry and Emily Fox discuss the state Senate's <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/medicaid-expansion-tops-do-list-legislature-s-summer-break">failure to expand Medicaid</a> before summer recess, how<a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/us-supreme-court-voting-rights-decision-could-impact-areas-michigan"> states will be affected </a>by the Voting Rights Act, and <a href="http://www.michiganradio.org/post/michigan-house-democrats-introduce-new-same-sex-marriage-bills">legislation in Lansing</a> to re-consider the state's outlaw on same-sex marriage.</p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 12:57:50 +0000 Jack Lessenberry, Emily Fox & Michigan Radio Newsroom 13251 at http://michiganradio.org This week in Michigan politics: No Medicaid expansion, Voting Rights Act, same-sex marriage outlaw