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lepage and kasichAUGUSTA, Maine — Maine should join a national movement for a constitutional convention in support of a federal balanced budget amendment, said Gov. Paul LePage on Thursday. LePage was buoyed by a visit Thursday from fellow Republican Gov. John Kasich of Ohio, one of the loudest proponents of the convention, which would be called in accordance with Article V of the U.S. Constitution. Kasich is a former member of Congress and was chairman of the House Budget Committee from 1995 until 2001. There, he was one of the architects of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997. Kasich has long said that a balanced budget amendment was necessary to instill a permanent sense of fiscal prudence in Washington, where national debt has reached $18 trillion and counting. “Without the balanced budget requirement, presidents are going to come and presidents are going to go and the debt will keep growing,” Kasich told reporters during a joint news conference in LePage’s Cabinet room. “We need to change the culture of that town [Washington, D.C.].” (read more at the Bangor Daily News)