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Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

Rauner: Fight Over Term Limits is Not Over

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Term limits will continue to be an issue in the campaign for the governor’s office.

The campaign for a constitutional amendment to be placed onto the ballot, chaired by gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner, awaits upper court rulings on the amendment’s constitutionality. The Illinois Supreme Court refused to immediately hear it.

In addition to imposing eight-year term limits on state lawmakers, the proposal raises the threshold by which the General Assembly can override a gubernatorial veto and reduces the size of the legislature.

“The opponents of the amendment – it’s no surprise who that is,” says lawyer Steve Merican of Oakbrook Terrace, who wrote the proposal. “The Speaker of the House and all of the institutions and people that are in favor with him – they sued the proponents of the amendment.”

Rauner, at a Springfield news conference Tuesday, vowed not to let the issue rest, regardless of the outcome of the court fight.

You could argue that a loss in court would help Rauner by solidifying his gubernatorial campaign. Reporters pressed him on it, but he ignored that point.

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