South Dakota Votes on Term Limits
Since I know you love South Dakota ballot measures as much as I do, here's a quick addition to Governing's ballot measure guide: ...
Since I know you love South Dakota ballot measures as much as I do, here's a quick addition to Governing's ballot measure guide: a vote on legislative term limits.
State: South Dakota
Issue: Constitutional Amendment J, which would repeal constitutional provisions that limit state legislators to eight consecutive years in office.
Analysis. Critics of term limits argue that they deprive legislatures of institutional memory and, in doing so, empower lobbyists. Unfortunately, the only people who tend to be persuaded by that argument are state legislators themselves and members of the staff of Governing Magazine. There are only 105 members of the South Dakota legislature and, to my knowledge, zero Governing staffers live in South Dakota, which explains why this proposal faces long odds -- especially with voters as skeptical as ever of professional politicians.
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