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.
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