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Term limits up for debate again

April 13, 1999
By: Lee McGuire
State Capital Bureau

St. Louis County Republican senator Steve Ehlmann is speaking out against a legislative attempt to repeal term limits. Lee McGuire reports from Jefferson City.

The Republican leader is trying to stop a bill that would ask voters to undo the state's term limits law.

Ehlmann says voters made a wise decision back in 1992, when they amended the state constitution to limit lawmakers' terms to eight years:

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St. Louis City Democrat O.L. Shelton is behind the push to end term limits. So far, only one lawmaker has been forced out of the legislature because of them-- Senate President Pro Tem Bill McKenna.

In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.


St. Charles Republican Senator Steve Ehlmann will be speaking out Wednesday/this morning, against an attempt to end term limits. Lee McGuire has the story from Jefferson City.

Ehlmann will join spokesmen for a group supporting term limits in calling for the defeat of a bill that would send the term limit question back to voters.

Seven years ago, Missourians elected to impose term limits on state lawmakers. Now, the House is poised to debate a bill that would ask voters once again whether lawmakers' terms should be restricted.

Ehlmann says there's no reason to bring term limits up again:

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The full effect of term limits hasn't yet struck the state capitol-- so far, only one lawmaker has been forced not to run again. In Jefferson City, Lee McGuire, KMOX News.