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Monday, September 22, 2014

Term limits supporters campaign against amendment

Posted By on Mon, Sep 22, 2014 at 10:40 AM

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Term limits supporters are rolling around Arkansas with a "trojan horse" emblem to oppose the legislatively referred constitutional amendment, Issue 3, that would tighten some ethics rules but also substantially loosen term limits. Where lawmakers now are limited essentially to six years in the House and eight years in the Senate, the amendment would allow lawmakers to serve 16 years consecutively in the House or Senate. The title of the amendment says it "sets" term limits, which opponents say is misleading.

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