Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Rauner Plans to Push Term-Limits

Gov. Bruce Rauner is renewing his call for term limits and says the General Assembly should vote on the idea this fall, according to the Springfield State Journal-Register.

Rauner delivered a campaign-style speech Monday in Chicago. Relying on a teleprompter, he spoke for less than 10 minutes and wouldn't take reporters' questions.

The first-term Republican says Illinois politics needs new ideas and faces. He says he'll be pushing term limits during a two-day state tour.

Rauner backed term limits in his 2014 gubernatorial campaign, but a judge found a signature-driven ballot question was unconstitutional. The same judge also threw out a measure proposing changes to how the state draws its political boundaries.

A revamped redistricting measure is pending review by the Illinois Supreme Court after a Cook County judge found it unconstitutional for November's ballot.

Information provided by the State Journal-Register

No comments:

Post a Comment