They've been called "tremors of change" shaking the nation. Dozens of states are drafting resolutions to send to Congress to begin the process of amending the U.S. Constitution. Their goal: rein in excessive federal spending by requiring Washington to get approval from the states to increase the federal debt or by requiring a balanced budget. The Goldwater Institute released a three-part series showing how states can use Article V of the U.S. Constitution to call an amendments convention. Read the series at goldwaterinstute.org/ArticleV. The Institute also released "Keeping Americans Safe: Best Practices to Improve Community Policing and to Protect the Public," written by the father of the "broken windows" theory of policing, George Kelling. The paper shows how to reduce crime with smaller public safety budgets. To republish this report or the Article V series, contact Starlee Rhoades at 602-462-5000 x226.