Balanced Budget Amendment Resolution Unlikely to Lead to Federal Action

If Congress refuses to act on a constitutional amendment favored by the states, the states can force a constitutional convention. Two-thirds of the states must pass similar resolutions to force congress to act. To date, at least 22 states have done so, but each state’s resolution is worded differently.

McConnell Says GOP Doesn’t “Intend To Make Any Bad Deals”

McConnell says Republicans still don’t control government, and they’re prepared to do business with Mr. Obama “to the extent that the president wants to do what we think is right for America.”

“We’re not going to use the next election as an excuse not to do important things for the country if the president’s willing to do what we think ought to be done,” said McConnell. “Interpret that to mean, we don’t intend to make any bad deals.”

McConnell Says Obama’s Agenda Is “Over” At Lincoln Days Dinner

McConnell says Republicans are prepared to do business with Mr. Obama, “if the president’s willing to do what Republicans think needs to be done.” And McConnell says he’s waiting to see how many Democrats are willing to join the Republicans in cutting the national deficit.

Critics Say Senate Immigration Bill Will Be Expensive, Difficult To Enforce

Hopkinsville Police Chief Guy Howie believes the bill will increase costs because it will require additional training for police officers. He also fears it will put an additional strain on local jails. Marilyn Daniel of a legal clinic in Lexington says there are many varying levels of immigration status, and that will make the law even more difficult to enforce.