term limits

Illinois
6:29 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Rauner Continues Fight For Term Limits Initiative

The Republican candidate for Illinois governor says he’ll take his term limits proposal to the state Supreme Court.

That’s after his effort received a setback late last week.

Republican Bruce Rauner got the signatures needed to have voters weigh in on how many terms an Illinois legislator can serve.

But a Cook County judge ruled his plan to be unconstitutional - and kicked it off the ballot.

Attorneys for the term limits effort wanted the Illinois Supreme Court to take up the case so it could be decided ahead of November election.

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Question ruled unconstitutional
7:28 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Right To Vote For Term Limits This Fall Gets Expedited Appeal

Credit WNIJ

The question of term limits will get its day in court, in time for this fall’s election. An Illinois appellate court agreed to hear an expedited appeal from supporters of a term limits referendum, led by Republican candidate for governor Bruce Rauner.

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term limits and redistricting
1:21 pm
Fri June 27, 2014

Judge Rejects Fall Ballot Questions; Remap Group Won't Appeal

Cook County Judge Mary Mikva ruled today that three signature-driven ballot measures don't meet constitutional requirements and cannot be on this fall's general election ballot. 

Two of the measures call for legislative term limits, and another asks for the formation of an independent commission to oversee the state's political map-drawing process. 

Attorneys for advocates of the term limits measures say they will appeal to the Illinois Supreme Court next week.

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Gubernatorial Race
5:22 am
Tue April 8, 2014

Vallas Questions Effort For Term Limits

Credit Brian Mackey

The Democratic candidate to be Illinois’ next Lieutenant Governor is skeptical about an effort to place term limits on state legislators.

Paul Vallas is the running mate of Democratic incumbent Pat Quinn.

Vallas says the governor supports term limits.

But he says the proposed constitutional changes would also include other issues not related to term limits.

That ballot initiative would also increase the number of State Representatives - and reduce the number of state senators.

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