Gubernatorial Candidate Files Petition For Legislative Term Limits

By WTVO WQRF Newsroom

Published 04/30 2014 11:00AM

Updated 04/30 2014 06:54PM

SPRINGFIELD - Dubbing it a way to change the insider culture at the capitol, GOP gubernatorial candidate Bruce Rauner files a petition to cap how long an elected official can stay in office.

Rauner turned in a petition with over 590,000 signatures to the State Board of Elections.  The petition calls for term limits, which would allow a member of the General Assembly to serve for a maximum of eight years.

The petition also calls for structural and procedural changes to the legislature, including:
Raising the threshold to override a gubernatorial veto
Changing the numbers of state house and senate districts

"All these reforms... will go a long way towards changing the insider culture of Springfield" Rauner says, "will go a long way towards changing the insider culture of Springfield and send a message that power belongs in the hands of the people, not the career politicians and special interests."

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