A proposal to chip away at legislativeterm limits is turned aside by the state senate. One might think by looking at the length of time already served in the general assembly by some members of the House and Senate that the voters SAY they want to limit lawmakers to eight years in office…But what they DO at the polling place is different. Senator John Scott proposes modifying the term limits law to let incumbents get petition signatures to put their names on the ballot for another term after they’ve reached their limit otherwise. But Normandy Senator Wayne Goode has seen surveys showing 65 to 70 percent of the people are happy with things as they are. Scott challenges fellow senators who have attacked term limits to have the guts to vote for his plan. He was voted down about three to one. There are, however, other term limit changes waiting for debate.
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