News

Term Limits Gains Support

Term Limits Gains Support

Photo: Newsradio WTAX

A new poll says term limits for state lawmakers will likely pass if it’s on the November ballot.

In the survey conducted by Southern Illinois University’s Paul Simon Public Policy Institute, nearly 80 percent of those who responded favored limiting lawmakers to eight years in the General Assembly.

The institute’s Charles Leonard says that’s not a surprise. “Every year, large majorities of every group we survey favor this, and I guess the only point in asking it again is to see if it’s still true,” Leonard said.

Almost 90 percent of Republicans and 73 percent of Democrats said they support term limits. Signatures are currently being collected to get the measure on this year’s ballot; 297,000 are needed.

Recent Headlines

in Local

Local Expert Favors Net Neutrality

Internet

UIS expert says those without "deep pockets" will have equal access to internet.

in Local

Rauner Holding Fast to Reallocation to Get Through Rest of the Fiscal Year

rauner

The Governor holds General Assembly responsible for budget shortfalls.

in Local

Winter Weather Advisory Effective 6PM Saturday – 6PM Sunday

snowplow

4 - 6 inches of snow expected in the area; snow emergency in effect at 7pm tonight in Springfield.

in Local

Snow Emergency Declared in Springfield; Salt Supplies Plentiful

snowplow

The City of Springfield has declared another snow emergency -- it's in effect from 7:00 Saturday night through 7:00 Monday night.

in Local

Quinn’s Back, Suggests Voters Have “Buyer’s Remorse” with Rauner

pat-quinn

Former Gov. Pat Quinn thinks Illinois may be feeling buyer’s remorse after hearing Gov. Bruce Rauner’s budget plan.