Term Limit Proposal Wouldn't Affect Most Lawmakers
The measure is being pushed by Republican gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner. It calls for capping legislative term to eight years in an attempt to get rid of "career politicians."
All four legislative leaders including House Speaker Michael Madigan and Senate Republican Leader Christine Radogno have been in office for more than eight years. But according to The (Springfield) State Journal-Register if the measure were put into place now, nearly 60 percent of the current lawmakers wouldn't be affected because they've been in office for less time. Also at least 11 current legislators have announced they're retiring or not seeking another term.
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