Term Limits and Reform |

Jim Nowlan: Term limits, redistricting reform inch forward


The term limits proposal would limit members of the Illinois General Assembly to no more than eight years of service in the two chambers. In other words, a House member could not serve eight years in that chamber and then another eight years in the Senate.

In contrast, the present Speaker of the Illinois House and state Senate President have been in the legislature for 43 and 35 years, respectively.

Both these initiatives could use help as they work toward their 300,000 signature goals. If you would care to help the efforts by circulating a petition for one or the other, go to these websites: independent maps.org/get-involved and termlimitsandreform.com/what-you-can-do.

But remember, gathering signatures is hard slogging.

 

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