Lawmakers give initial OK to Constitutional Convention, fight still likely
Nebraska lawmakers have given the initial green light to a move calling for a possible rewrite of the United States Constitution.
Right now 15 states have approved plans for a Constitutional Convention, 34 states are needed.
This week by a vote of 32-10 state senators said yes but opponents—concerned a convention could radically change the Constitution— have made it clear the fight is far from over.
Those backing the re-write point to, among other things, the country's 30 trillion dollar debt, as proof that some changes to the Constitution are needed.
[See some of the floor debate above]
It appears that when lawmakers tackle this issue again opponents will try to kill the convention talk with a filibuster.
That means supporters of the Constitutional Convention would need 33 votes.
If approved by the Unicameral, the issue would go to the voters in November.