Ohio Lawmakers Hear Pitch For Convention of States

COLUMBUS, Ohio - An effort to return some federal powers to the states is gaining some traction at the Ohio Statehouse as some lawmakers proposed a Constitutional amendment. 

Ohio would be the second state, behind Arizona, to pass a resolution for a Convention of States, if enough lawmakers support it. State Senator Matt Huffman (R-Lima) says it's time to begin decentralizing some federal power.

"Washington doesn't have to be controlled by Republicans or Democrats to usurp power that is unconstitutional from the states," Huffman says. 

Former Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn visited the statehouse to pitch the proposed amendment. Coburn points to the National Maximum Speed Law of 55 miles per hour, as an example of overreach. That law was repealed in 1995.

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