Immutable Term Limits
In the March issue of Governing, I'll have a piece about competing ballot initiatives in Michigan that would turn the state legislature into a part-time ...
In the March issue of Governing, I'll have a piece about competing ballot initiatives in Michigan that would turn the state legislature into a part-time body. A couple of the initiatives would make up for constricting legislators' ability to get up to speed during shorter sessions by extending the state's legislative term limits.
That strikes me as a hard sell -- mainly because the idea of loosening term limits has so far been a failed idea in every state where it's come up. Proposition 93, which would have changed California's term limits law from a maximum of six years in the Assembly and eight years in the Senate to as many as 12 years in either chamber, lost 54 to 46 percent on Tuesday.
Join the Discussion
After you comment, click Post. You can enter an anonymous Display Name or connect to a social profile.
Judge Blocks Texas, for Now, From Removing Planned Parenthood as a Provider for the Poor10 hours ago
Maryland Legislative Staffer Loses Job After Real News Reveals He Owns Fake News Site10 hours ago
RNC Elects Michigan GOP Chair Romney McDaniel as New Leader10 hours ago
Detroit Joins Literacy Lawsuit Against State10 hours ago
Feds Give Pennsylvania More Time to Comply With REAL ID Law11 hours ago
Dirt Roads Help Some Cities, Counties Drive Down Costs11 hours ago