South Carolina governor signs bill on convention of states

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP)– South Carolina is now the latest state to call for a convention to propose amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Gov. Henry McMaster on Wednesday signed into law the bill seeking changes to the Constitution. State lawmakers tailored their call for a convention to spending checks on the federal government, curbing the federal government’s jurisdiction and power and setting term limits for Congress. About 18 other states, mostly Republican-led and concentrated in the South, have passed similar proposals. Opponents of the call for a constitutional convention have argued that revisions to the constitution could put existing amendments at risk.

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