Term limits debate may not be over in Michigan

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Efforts to let Michigan lawmakers serve more time in the House and Senate by extending term limits appear stalled for the moment.

But the fight to change the 1992 constitutional amendment that put term limits in place could resurface next year.

The Michigan Chamber of Commerce and others who want to extend term limits say restricting House members to six years and senators to eight leaves lawmakers too inexperienced to cope with the state's complex problems.

They point to the hurriedly passed and soon-to-be repealed sales tax on some services as an example.

But term limits supporters say it's clear voters favor the current system, and that's why lawmakers and interest groups haven't been able to get a proposal to change it on the ballot.


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