Thursday, September 28, 2017

Michigan Chamber Of Commerce Pushes For Repeal Of Term Limits

MI Chamber CEO Rich Studley

By Brandon Hall
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Michigan voters overwhelmingly support term limits for state legislators, but it's no secret Lansing insiders fantasize over removing or amending them.Any change would require a constitutional amendment...

The latest effort to change Michigan's term limits is coming from the Michigan Chamber Of Commerce.

The Chamber says they are studying the issue for a possible ballot campaign, and will decide in January of 2018 on how to move forward. In addition to term limits, they are also looking at ways "to improve the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of the state legislature."

According to a statement from the Chamber CEO Rich Studley:

"“The Michigan Chamber’s Board of Directors today voted to direct Chamber staff to reach out to other individuals and groups to determine if there is sufficient organizational and financial support to move forward next year with a possible amendment to the State Constitution regarding term limits and government accountability," Studley said. "This government reform effort could focus on revising term limits and other changes to improve the effectiveness, accountability and transparency of the state legislature. The specifics of this government accountability proposal remain to be determined. Chamber staff will report back to the Board of Directors in January 2018.”

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.

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