Close the 17-year loophole
Let’s face it. Our current term limits law needs fixing. It’s two decades old, but our Legislature is still filled with career politicians. Even the author of the law, who envisioned a new type of “citizen legislator,” admits that it’s not working as he intended. Instead, politicians spend most of their time in office looking for their next job, trying to extend their political careers by constantly rotating from one office to another.
Proposition 28 is a simple reform that will help make our Legislature more accountable.
It closes the loophole that allows legislators to serve up to nearly 17 years. It mandates a hard lifetime limit of 12 years, which can be served in the Senate, the Assembly, or a combination of both. No current or former legislator can extend their time in office because of Proposition 28.
That means less time for politics, and more time for legislators to develop expertise and gets things done.
Proposition 28 won’t solve every challenge we face today. But it’s a real step towards making legislators more accountable. That’s good for state government and good for California.
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