Thursday, September 26, 2002
Young Guns-One reason that I'm not a big fan of term limits; the short-term legislator is giving up a current carrer and will then have to find his way back into it when his six years are up, thus putting a damper on talented people willing to serve. Here's an interesting Detroit Free Press piece on 20-somethings runing for the state house-they haven't much of a career to leave from. You have a maximum of 14 years (6 in the house, 8 in the senate) to be in the state legislature, which might mean we'll see more people from outside the legislature running for statewide office; the short-termer won't have as much time to make a name for themselves.
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