Term Limits Move Fails

Term Limits Move Fails

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Illinois Senate Democrats blocked a Republican proposal to ask the state’s voters whether to amend the Constitution to place two-term limits upon statewide constitutional offers. The measure would have applied to the governor, attorney general, secretary of state, comptroller, and treasurer.

The dominant topic of the hearing was whether the sponsors, Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) and House Minority Leader Jim Durkin (R-Western Springs), were so committed to the idea that they would apply it to themselves. They did not take the bait.

Voters will already see two legislatively-implemented constitutional amendments this November: a “crime victims’ bill of rights” and an anti-voter suppression amendment. One election cycle can have no more than three. Radogno afterward blamed Republicans’ desire for a graduated tax proposal in that third and final slot.

SJRCA 69 failed to pass the Senate Subcommittee on Constitutional Amendments.

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